A new Clinical Algorithm for Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department Setting serves as a key tool when caring for infants ages 1-12 months.
The resource, developed by the Section on Emergency Medicine Committee on Quality Transformation, incorporates the AAP clinical practice guideline on bronchiolitis, with a goal of limiting unnecessary testing and therapies. It also addresses new therapies that can be considered in severe or undifferentiated presentation in the emergency department and offers assistance on whether to discharge the patient from the emergency department.
Access the algorithm at http://bit.ly/bronchalgorithm. View the 2014 AAP bronchiolitis guideline at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/134/5/e1474.