Pulmonology Book


Warm Respiratory Scoring Tool

Aka: Warm Respiratory Scoring Tool
  1. See Also
    1. RSV Bronchiolitis
  2. Indications
    1. Bronchiolitis
  3. Criteria
    1. Wheezing
      1. Score 0: None
      2. Score 1: End Expiratory Wheezes only
      3. Score 2: Inspiratory and Expiratory Wheezing
    2. Air Exchange
      1. Score 0: Normal air exchange
      2. Score 1: Decreased air exchange in one area
      3. Score 2: Decreased air exchange in more than one area
    3. Respiratory Rate
      1. Score 0: Normal
      2. Score 1: Tachypnea
    4. Muscle Use (Accessory)
      1. Score 0: None
      2. Score 1: Subcostal or intercostal retractions
      3. Score 2: Nasal flaring or tracheal tugging
  4. Interpretation
    1. Inhaled Bronchodilator treatment may be tried in Warm Score of 4 or higher

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