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Bronchiolitis cohort nursing

What happens when my baby is admitted with bronchiolitis?

When your baby is first admitted they will be swabbed to check for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. These swabs normally come back very quickly.

  • If your baby has RSV-positive bronchiolitis they will be nursed in a bay with other babies with that virus.
  • If your baby has RSV-negative bronchiolitis they will be nursed in a bay with other babies who are also RSV negative.

What is cohort nursing?

Cohort nursing is when your baby is being nursed with others who have the same type of bronchiolitis.

When they can, the nurses do not have contact with other patients on the ward or with patients who may be at risk from the infection.

Are there any precautions that you need to take?

One of the most effective things is to wash and dry your hands properly after handling and caring for your baby as the virus can live for up to 30 minutes on the hands after contact.

It is also important not to wear watches and little to no jewellery.

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Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: WD34-5

Resource Type: Article

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