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Highlights from the journal CHEST®, May 2022
May 09, 2022 - Published monthly, the journal CHEST® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines.
SEP-1 protocol to manage severe sepsis and septic shock
April 25, 2022 - Based on a long-standing commitment to reducing death and disability resulting from delayed early sepsis care, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), together with the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), issued a letter to the National Quality Forum regarding #0500 (SEP-1) measure - Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Management Bundle.
CMS urged to rescind APP split/shared policy
April 11, 2022 - A letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests that the agency not move forward with the billing policy updates to split/shared visits (between physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs)) set to take effect in 2023.
Highlights from the journal CHEST®, April 2022
April 07, 2022 - Published monthly, the journal CHEST® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines.
Respiratory societies show support for Ukraine
March 14, 2022 - International respiratory societies issue statement of support for Ukraine.
What You Need to Know About the Philips PAP Device Recall
March 11, 2022 - CHEST is sharing news and resources relating to the voluntary recall affecting certain Philips CPAP devices, BiPAP devices, and mechanical ventilators.
Highlights from the journal CHEST®, March 2022
March 10, 2022 - Published monthly, the journal CHEST® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines.
Request to extend telehealth services issued to Congress
March 10, 2022 - A letter to the members of Congress urges expanded telehealth services as a method of health care delivery that may enhance the patient–physician relationship, improve health outcomes, increase access to care, and reduce medical costs when used as a component of a patient's longitudinal care.
Chip shortages threaten diminished supply of CPAP machines
March 01, 2022 - A letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Commerce requests the prioritization of medical devices in computer chip manufacturing and allocation.
Inaccuracy of pulse oximeters based on skin pigmentation requires additional FDA regulation
February 10, 2022 - Through the Critical Care Societies Collaborative, CHEST is urging the FDA to direct developers and manufacturers of FDA-regulated pulse oximeters to test all devices to ensure accurate and reliable readings for patients with diverse degrees of skin pigmentation.
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