Bronchiolitis: Diagnosis, Management, Prevention – PediaCast CME 057

Show Notes and CME Information

Drs Asuncion Mejias and Gerd McGwire visit the studio as we consider bronchiolitis in the age of COVID. We explore the diagnosis, management and prevention of this common—and sometimes severe—respiratory illness, which impacts millions of babies and families each year. We hope you can join us!


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PediaCast CME

September 16, 2020

Bronchiolitis: Diagnosis, Management, Prevention

Dr Mike Patrick
PediaCast and PediaCast CME
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Asuncion Mejias
Center for Vaccines and Immunity
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dr Gerd McGwire
Hospital Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital


At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define bronchiolitis and describe its epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms.
  2. Differentiate bronchiolitis from other respiratory illnesses and establish the diagnosis. 
  3. Manage a child with bronchiolitis in the outpatient and inpatient settings. 
  4. Counsel families on the prevention of bronchiolitis.


Center for Vaccines and Immunity at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Hospital Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Clinical Practice Guideline: The Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Bronchiolitis
Synagis Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Synagis Center Home
Synagis Center Parent Information
Synagis Access 360 – Access and Affordability Program
Synagis Access 360 Telephone: 1-844-275-2360

Michael Patrick, MD
William Long, MD
Jessica Dudley, CME Coordinator

Dr Asuncion Mejias discloses financial relationships with Janssen, Roche and Reviral. Any treatment recommendations mentioned in this podcast will follow national guidelines and protocols. Dr Mejias will not discuss any companies or brand name products related to her conflict of interest. No one else in a position to control content has any relationships with commercial interests.

Nationwide Children’s has not received any commercial support for this activity.

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