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Research and commentary

Parents’ and nurses’ experiences of caring for infants with severe bronchiolitis

The experience of parents and nurses of hospitalised infants requiring oxygen therapy for severe bronchiolitis:  a phenomenological study.
Bronchiolitis

Peeler A, Fulbrook P, Kildea S (2015) The experience of parents and nurses of hospitalised infants requiring oxygen therapy for severe bronchiolitis: a phenomenological study. Journal of Child Health Care. 19, 2, 216-228.

Background

Bronchiolitis is common in children under two years and is most often caused by respiratory syncytial virus (Jhawar 2003). Symptoms are usually self-limiting although some children develop respiratory distress requiring hospitalisation (Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 2006). Supplemental oxygen, fluid support and ventilator assistance may also be necessary. In cases of moderately severe bronchiolitis, oxygen can be delivered through a head box. Some hospitals deliver high-flow oxygen therapy with nasal prongs to treat respiratory distress.

Aim

The research aim was to describe parents’ and nurses’ experiences of caring for infants who had been hospitalised with severe bronchiolitis

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