Acute Bacterial Sinusitus: Quality Improvement Resources and Tools


Acute Bacterial Sinusitus: Quality Improvement Resources & Tools

​Clinical Practice Guideline

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis in Children Aged 1 to 18 Years (Published July 2013)

Patient/Family Resources

Healthy Children: The Difference Between Sinusitis and a Cold – Covers general characteristics, signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options for children.

Healthy Children: Treating Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (ABS) – Brief overview of the AAP's guideline on treating ABS in children (English).

HealthyChildren: Treating Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (ABS) – Brief overview of the AAP's guideline on treating ABS in children (Spanish).

CDC Feature on Common Colds: Protect Yourself and Others – Information on signs and symptoms and how to protect yourself and others.

Provider Resources

Pediatric Care Online: Diagnosis and Management of Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (ABS) in Children (Webinar)  – Understand updates from the previous guideline, including worsening course, effectiveness of antibiotics, observation, and diagnosis without imaging.

Implementation Tools

Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (ABS) Quality Improvement (QI) Metrics – Measurable outcomes that are typically based on key action statements. This resource consists of inclusion/exclusion criteria, overall aim/goal, and descriptions of the numerators/denominators needed to calculate the metric.

Acute Bacterial Sinusitis (ABS) Key Driver Diagram – This resource serves as a map or guide to quality improvement. Aims are usually identified with key drivers serving as the “what” you need to do and the secondary drivers or implementation tools/resources serving as the “how” you will achieve the desired change.

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