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Guidelines and expert panel reports

Respiratory Management of Patients With Neuromuscular Weakness (March 2023)

Managing Cough as a Symptom in Children and Management Algorithms (July 2020)

Managing Chronic Cough due to Asthma and NAEB in Adults and Adolescents (July 2020)

Life Threatening and Non-life-threatening Complications Associated with Coughing: A Scoping Review (June 2020)

Acute Cough Due to Acute Bronchitis in Immunocompromised Adult Outpatients (May 2020)

Chronic Cough Due to Stable Chronic Bronchitis (February 2020)

Diagnosis and management of cough

This CHEST guideline series provides recommendations to aid clinical decision-making for the diagnosis and management of cough across disciplines and also identify gaps in knowledge and treatment options.

Clinician tools and materials


Guideline authors share context and commentary related to issues and challenges facing clinicians.

Management of Cough: Overview of CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report (October 2014)
Moderator: D. Kyle Hogarth, MD, FCCP
Participants: Richard S. Irwin, MD, Master FCCP; Tamara Pringsheim, MD

e-Learning module

CHEST has e-learning offerings in conjunction with the release of updated guidelines, which are hosted by a panel of experts to cover guideline updates in depth and provide an opportunity to earn CME/CE credit and MOC points.

Cough Guidelines: Occupational & Environmental Factors 
Learn about the guidelines for Occupational and Environmental Contributions to Chronic Cough in Adults with this e-learning course, which consists of three modules using illustrative clinical cases. Earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and MOC points.