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Table 1 Five evidence-based recommendations targeted from Australasian Bronchiolitis Guideline

From: Development of targeted, theory-informed interventions to improve bronchiolitis management

Clinical intervention GRADE quality of evidence Guideline recommendation
Salbutamol Strong Do not administer salbutamol to infants, less than or equal to 12 months of age, presenting to hospital or hospitalised with bronchiolitis.
Antibiotics Conditional Do not use antibiotics to treat infants with bronchiolitis.
Glucocorticoids Strong Do not administer systemic or local glucocorticoids to infants presenting to hospital or hospitalised with bronchiolitis.
Adrenaline Strong Do not administer adrenaline to infants presenting to hospital or hospitalised with bronchiolitis.
Chest x-ray Conditional Routine chest x-ray is not recommended as it does not improve management in infants presenting with simple bronchiolitis and may lead to treatments of no benefit.
  1. GRADE Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluations