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Manual Oral Suction For Home Use

Use a bulb syringe or nasal aspirator attached to oral suction by the parent, or portable or wall suction source to suction mucous from the nose. Put two drops of normal saline (saltwater) in each nostril before suctioning. This may help remove more mucous. Suction before feeding, before sleeping, or if your child appears uncomfortable.

Manual Oral Suction For Home Use

Manual airway aspirators are often used in emergency settings and in low-tech medicine. For example, a first responder in a developing nation or war zone might use manual suction. These units are hand-powered and can work well in an emergency, but it is difficult to sustain consistent suction for prolonged use.

Home Intravenous (IV) equipment is a benefit for administration of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), administration of antibiotics, maintenance of electrolyte balances, hydration, or other medications. The home IV therapy solutions and medications in this manual that are indicated as a home mix are a pharmacy benefit. The following HCPCS codes must be provided by a pharmacy per pharmacy billing requirements using a rebatable National Drug Code (NDC) number: B4164, B4168, B4172, B4176, B4178, B4180, B4189, B4193, B4197, B4199, B4216, B5000, B5100, and B5200. These codes are only reimbursed as a supply benefit for crossover claims when provided as an inpatient therapy for full benefit Medicare-Health First Colorado members.

Since the home environment has fewer germs and fewer sick contacts, the clean technique can be used. For this reason several adaptations have been made. At home you may reuse tracheostomy tubes by using the proper technique for cleaning trach tubes. You may also reuse suction catheters, but only in emergencies (for example, if your size suction catheter is on backorder from your home health company or if you are traveling and have underestimated the amount of catheters you would need while away).

Nasopharyngeal suctioning removes secretions from the nasal cavity, pharynx, and throat by inserting a flexible, soft suction catheter through the nares. This type of suctioning is performed when oral suctioning with a Yankauer is ineffective. See Figure 22.6[3]for an image of a sterile suction catheter.

The first conventional aspirator was introduced by a cardiologist named Pierre Carl Edouard Potain in 1869. His aspirator was a manual machine that used a pump to drain abscesses and fluid buildup in the chest, with the goal of preventing heart failure. When electricity became commonplace and reliable, suction machines transitioned from manual devices to electrically powered devices. However, until the late 1970s, aspirators were extremely large and were often permanently affixed to a wall.

Before using a suction machine, make sure you have received appropriate training for the device and read the official product manual associated with your aspirator. Since different aspirator varieties have different features, only an official product manual will provide the most precise guidance.

The good news is that many aspirator parts are single use. Consult your product manual to determine what can be reused and what should be disposed of after use. With the ZOLL 330 Aspirator, the collection canister, canister lid, and associated suction tubing should be discarded after use. Make sure all single-use parts are disposed of in accordance with hospital and local protocols for medical waste. 041b061a72


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