High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) use in bronchiolitis has become commonplace, but inadequate weaning protocols may unnecessarily prolong length of stay and lead to medical overuse. We undertook a workflow analysis to inform a quality improvement initiative on reducing duration of HFNC use for hospitalized patients with bronchiolitis. Preliminary data shows the workflow redesign led to a trend in decreased duration of HFNC.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: - The participant will understand how swim lane diagrams can highlight process steps that are ripe for change.
- The participant will understand how an X-bar chart can effectively demonstrate change over time.
- The participant will be exposed to a novel high flow nasal cannula weaning guideline that they may even adopt for their institution.


Courtney Charvat (Presenter)
Emory University

Laura Miller, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Evan Orenstein, Emory University
Nicole Hames, Emory University
Rebecca Sanders, Emory University

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