BALLARD* Pediatric

Tracheostomy Care at Home

Maintain excellent standard of care at home with BALLARD* Closed Suction Systems

BALLARD* Pediatric Closed Suction Catheters from Avanos Medical were the first on the market more than 30 years ago and have been the industry standard ever since.

The BALLARD* Closed Suction Systems are designed to safely suction patients on mechanical ventilation, while providing protection for both the patient and the caregiver.

Benefits of a BALLARD* Pediatric Closed Suction System

Protects the patient and caregiver

  • Reduces potential risk for the spread of infection and contamination entering the airway.
  • Protects the caregiver from exposure to patients’ body fluids.

Simple procedure

  • Simple to attach, suction, clean, and store the catheter.
  • Color-coded markings for proper depth suctioning.
  • Non-sterile (clean) procedure.

Less waste

  • Reusable up to 24 hours.

Maintains continuum of care

  • Same top-quality closed suction system used in the hospital, at home.
  • Standardized procedure.

Maintains ventilation for ventilator-assisted patients

  • Removes secretions from the airway while maintaining ventilation and oxygen therapy throughout the suctioning procedure.


  • BALLARD* Closed Suction Systems are sufficiently covered by Medicare in all states.
  • Medicaid coverage of closed suction systems varies by state but coverage is adequate in most states.
  • Click here to download a list of the Medicare and Medicaid payment rates for closed suction systems.

Click here to download a copy of our BALLARD* Pediatric Tracheostomy Home Care Guide

Why choose closed suction over open suction?

Watch our video to learn about the benefits of using closed suction systems

Watch our instructional video

10-Step Guide to Proper Suctioning in the Home

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Pediatric Tracheostomy Suction Depth Calculation Card

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Please refer to the product labeling for full instructions and warnings. For specific questions, please contact your physician.