Dear VEP Providers,

Some providers may not be aware of the more recent evidence-based guidelines for bronchiolitis showing that most patients do not require blood tests, chest x-rays, or ED medications.  These and other key facts are in a PDF “slideshow” (see link below) that was prepared by Jeff Lackore, PA-C (APC Regional Director) and edited by Ron Dieckmann, MD, MPH (Director of Pediatrics).  The guidelines can reduce all of the following:  ED length of stay, radiation exposure, number of painful needlesticks, and cost of care.

Bronchiolitis: Beware of ED Over-Management!

 

Please take 3 minutes to review the PDF.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks.

Robert Wyman, MD | Vice President of Quality
Tel: 925-482-2802 | Fax: 925-482-2838
rwyman@vephealthcare.com

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