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Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis in the Outpatient Setting.

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Carson, RA; Mudd, SS; Madati, PJ
Published in: Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
November 2016

Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common illness in childhood that usually can be treated in the outpatient setting. Inaccurate assessment or delayed treatment of AGE can lead to an increased risk for invasive interventions. A literature search was conducted using PubMed, CINAHL Plus, the Cochrane Library, and Embase. Results of the query were refined to narrow the focus of relevant studies for the provider caring for dehydrated children in the outpatient setting. Use of clinical dehydration scales to assess the level of dehydration and early initiation of oral rehydration therapy promote optimal patient outcomes. Oral rehydration therapy remains the best means of rehydrating, and ondansetron is a safe and effective adjunct to help children with persistent vomiting. The purpose of this practice guideline is to identify best practices for AGE in children older than 6 months with symptoms for less than 7 days who are being cared for in the outpatient setting.

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Published In

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

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EISSN

1532-656X

ISSN

0891-5245

Publication Date

November 2016

Volume

30

Issue

6

Start / End Page

610 / 616

Related Subject Headings

  • Vomiting
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pediatrics
  • Outpatients
  • Ondansetron
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Fluid Therapy
 

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Carson, R. A., Mudd, S. S., & Madati, P. J. (2016). Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis in the Outpatient Setting. Journal of Pediatric Health Care : Official Publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 30(6), 610–616. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.04.012
Carson, Rebecca A., Shawna S. Mudd, and P Jamil Madati. “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis in the Outpatient Setting.Journal of Pediatric Health Care : Official Publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners 30, no. 6 (November 2016): 610–16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.04.012.
Carson RA, Mudd SS, Madati PJ. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis in the Outpatient Setting. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 2016 Nov;30(6):610–6.
Carson, Rebecca A., et al. “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis in the Outpatient Setting.Journal of Pediatric Health Care : Official Publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, vol. 30, no. 6, Nov. 2016, pp. 610–16. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2016.04.012.
Carson RA, Mudd SS, Madati PJ. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis in the Outpatient Setting. Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 2016 Nov;30(6):610–616.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

DOI

EISSN

1532-656X

ISSN

0891-5245

Publication Date

November 2016

Volume

30

Issue

6

Start / End Page

610 / 616

Related Subject Headings

  • Vomiting
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pediatrics
  • Outpatients
  • Ondansetron
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Fluid Therapy