These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.
Objective of the Guideline
The objective of the Bronchiolitis Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) is to provide care standards for the patient presenting with signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis. The aim of the Bronchiolitis CPG is to minimize variation of care through guidance for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
Emergency Department/ Urgent Care Center (ED/UCC) physicians, General Pediatricians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "Bronchiolitis" (2023). Clinical Pathways.