Massachusetts Medical Society: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

RSV is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age. The recent surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in pediatric populations has caused widespread illness and place a strain on health care systems.

Resources

November 17, 2022, webinar recording: RSV management strategies: What Clinicians Need to Know

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) resources to help manage increased respiratory virus activity in pediatric populations and strategies to safely maximize pediatric capacity: 

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) webinar — Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) in Bronchiolitis: Managing Care Outside the ICU — The webinar is tailored to clinicians who are managing patients with bronchiolitis on HFNC outside the ICU.

HFNC clinical pathways:

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