What is Known:
• Bronchiolitis management in paediatric units in the UK is variable, with poor evidence for existing guidance. Best available evidence was compiled into the NICE guideline, aiming to standardize care.
• Some evidence exists for the effectiveness of quality improvement approaches to improve the management of bronchiolitis.
What is New:
• NICE guidance can be effectively applied to a department using simple educational tools.
• Effective NICE implementation reduces the rates of unnecessary chest radiograph and antibiotic administration for patients admitted with bronchiolitis in District General Hospitals.