Standardized Protocol Is Associated With a Decrease in Continuous Albuterol Use and Length of Stay in Critical Status Asthmaticus*

Conclusions: Implementation of a quality improvement protocol in critically ill patients with status asthmaticus was associated with a decrease in continuous albuterol duration and hospital length of stay.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Quality and Safety Source Type: research

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Matthew Greenhawt is supported by grant #5K08HS024599-02 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; is an expert panel and coordinating committee member of the NIAID-sponsored Guidelines for Peanut Allergy Prevention; has served as a consultant for the Canadian Transportation Agency, Thermo Fisher, Intrommune, and Aimmune Therapeutics; is a member of physician/medical advisory boards for Aimmune Therapeutics, DBV Technologies, Sanofi/Genzyme, Genentech, Nutricia, Kaleo Pharmaceutical, Nestle, Aquestive, Allergy Therapeutics, Allergenis, Aravax, Glaxo Smith Kline, Prota, and Monsanto; is a member of the scientific...
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