I am curious as to how the rest of you treat croup with stridor. In my group, we have a wide range in periods of observation after racemic epinephrine treatments in children with croup, ranging to minimal observation to up to 2-3 hours.
How long do you observe children after racemic epinephrine treatment for croup prior to discharge? Also, how often do you see children who require a second treatment or require admission when their stridor has resolved with the first treatment?
Lutheran Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
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