About Nasal Suctioning Services.
Bronchiolitis is the most common cause for hospitalizations in infants under 12 months and can be a very frustrating illness. Nasal secretions can cause a variety of concerns for caregivers. Amberwell outpatient suctioning services can help your child make a speedy recovery.
What you need to know about bronchiolitis
What causes bronchiolitis?
Bronchiolitis is an infection of the lower airways, typically caused by a respiratory virus. Extra mucus production is the result of the infection. Its impact is known to cause a variety of symptoms, including runny nose, difficulty breathing, coughing, decreased appetite, fussiness, and tiredness.
How are young babies affected by Bronchiolitis?
Young babies can have trouble clearing mucus on their own, and some children may require hospitalization. You may start to notice an increase in symptoms around day 3 to 5 as the condition naturally progresses. Symptoms generally start clearing after 7 to 10 days, but the cough can last for several weeks.
Caring for your child
How can I help my baby at home?
Giving your child fluids will help keep them hydrated and suctioning prior to feeding will clear their nasal passages so that they are able to eat more. You may have to feed your child more frequently with smaller portions if they are unable to breathe out of their nose. Clean your suction device with soap and hot water after suctioning.
When should I call a doctor?
- If your child seems sleepier than usual
- If the color of your child changes, or if they appear paler than normal
- If your child has a high fever:
- Less than 2 months: 100.4 degrees
- Older than 2 months: more than 102.2 degrees
- If your child is working hard to breathe or breathing fast
- If your child has less than three wet diapers in a 24-hour period
Using Atchison Nasal Suctioning Services
Initial Assessment and treatment
- A respiratory therapist will assess and score your child based on their symptoms.
- Your child will be suctioned and reassessed using the approved scoring system.
- If your child’s assessment indicates that they are handling the virus well, we will provide instructions on how to suction at home.
- If the respiratory therapist assesses your child, and your child appears to be very ill, you will be escorted to Emergency.*
To receive nasal suctioning services, please download and print our brochure. The brochure contains a referral form. Take the brochure with you to your primary care provider for them to complete the form.
7am–11pm, every day
We strive to maintain short wait times; however, they may vary depending on hospital emergencies and the number of patients waiting for suctioning services.
800 Ravenhill Dr.
Atchison, KS 66002