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BBG Suctioning

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This handout was written to answer some questions most often asked about using BBG suctioning. Please feel free to ask your doctor or nurse to go over any information you do not understand.

BBG suctioning is used to get fluid out of the nose when your baby has a cold. Removing the fluid/mucus will make it easier for your baby to breathe.

1. Attach the BBG suction catheter to the end of the suction tubing.
2. Turn suction machine on, keeping suction setting on a low to moderate setting.
3. Place your thumb over the opening on the BBG suction catheter.
4. While holding your thumb over the opening, insert cone-shaped end of BBG suction device into your child’s nose, making a seal around the opening of the nose.
5. Suction for 5 seconds or less.
6. Release thumb and remove BBG device from your child’s nose to discontinue suction.
7. Repeat as necessary. Allow your child a break between suctioning

1. Fill a small cup with warm tap water.
2. Turn suction machine on.
3. Insert end of BBG suction catheter into cup of water, suctioning water up through the catheter.
4. Continue until catheter and suction tubing appear clear.
5. Let catheter air-dry.

PDF: Child Health Information - BBG SUCTIONING

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La informacion contenida en este material es unicamente informacion de tipo general. No debe considerarse como completa. Para obtener mas informacion acerca de los complementos para leche materna, por favor pidala a su doctor.
Corregido: 2004

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

Copyright(c) The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. This material is for educational purposes only. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission from Dayton Children's.
Revised: 2004


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