Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis Treatment What are the cornerstones for bronchiolitis treatment? Supportive care! This means ensuring adequate hydration and oxygenation. A limited amount of suctioning to clear the nares might be beneficial. Supplemental oxygen may be necessary if oxygen saturations are < 90% persistently. Antipyretics (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) for infants with high fever are often useful adjuncts […]

Bronchiolitis guidelines

Bronchiolitis Treatment What are the cornerstones for bronchiolitis treatment? Supportive care! This means ensuring adequate hydration and oxygenation. A limited amount of suctioning to clear the nares might be beneficial. Supplemental oxygen may be necessary if oxygen saturations are < 90% persistently. Antipyretics (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) for infants with high fever are often useful adjuncts […]

Bronchiolitis

Chest x-rays do not predict disease severity and might lead to unnecessary antibiotic usage. Viral testing doesn’t change management and doesn’t predict risk of complications. Chest PT makes us feel better but not the patients. Hypertonic saline has not been proven effective in the ED although it may shorten length of stay when used as […]

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