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Introduction: The Naylor transitional care approach could be applied in caring for older patients with hypoxia who need high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy during the transitional period. This approach entails: 1) comprehensive screening including physical problems, respiratory function and other related organs, function decline, activity of daily living, cognitive function, geriatric syndromes, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and psychological aspects such as anxiety and fear; 2) effective communication of evidencebased practices of HFNC therapy; 3) coordination of multidisciplinary self-care practices and rehabilitation
of the respiratory system and related functions; 4) engagement among patients, family caregivers, and the
healthcare team; and 5) continuity of care through home visits. Conclusions: The HFNC transitional care for hospitalized older individuals focuses on comprehensive health assessment, implementation of evidence-based nursing practices, cooperation between patients, caregivers, and the healthcare team, and efficient continuity of care.
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