A nasal cannula is a flexible plastic tube that has a set of two prongs that can be placed in the nostrils. The tube is connected to an oxygen source.
Oxygen passes through the tube, through the openings in the prongs, and into the nostrils.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jennifer Merchant, MD - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine|
|Current as of||April 12, 2013|
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