• Discharging Asthma Patients on 3-Hour {beta}-Agonist Treatments: A Quality Improvement Project

    16 days ago - By Hospital Pediatrics

    OBJECTIVES:
    Asthma exacerbations are a leading cause of hospitalization among children. Despite the existence of hospital protocols and national guidelines, little guidance is available regarding appropriate short-acting ╬▓-agonist frequency discharge criteria. Our aim was to reduce the median length of stay for children hospitalized with asthma exacerbations by 4 hours by changing the discharge requirement SABA frequency.
    METHODS:
    Multiple plan-do-study-act cycles based on findings in our key driver diagram were used to decrease LOS. Our primary intervention was reducing the SABA...
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