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