Suspected Bronchiolitis Care Pathway Overview (Under 2 Years Old)

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Bronchiolitis: Assessment (Under 2 Years Old)

Traffic light system for identifying severity of illness.

                           

Bronchiolitis GP Guidelines

  • Pre-existing lung disease, congenital heart disease, neuromuscular weakness, immune-incompetence
  • Age <6 weeks (corrected)
  • Prematurity
  • Family anxiety
  • Re-attendance
  • Duration of illness is less than 3 days and Amber - may need to admit

  • Rhinorrhea (runny nose)
  • Cough
  • Poor feeding
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia
  • Respiratory distress
  • Apnoea
  • Inspiratory crackles +/- wheeze
  • Cyanosis

Practice Point:

The paediatric hub can be contacted on the following telephone numbers:

Daytime (08:00- 18:30) - 01452 687 000

OOH Healthcare Professional (HCP) Line (18:30-08:00) - 0330 053 6359
Your patient will be contacted during the out of hours period, assessed and the appropriate actions taken.

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