Friday, September 17, 2010

Yes to pulse oximetry screening!

At 2:40 eastern time today, the national committee on newborn screening voted to YES to recommend pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart disease be added to the newborn screening uniform panel.

This is huge. So many babies go undiagnosed and lose precious time that could have saved their lives. Many are sent home and die before they can get treatment. A simple pulse ox test could alert doctors that there is a problem and save lives. Thank you Annamarie for fighting this battle!

Read the whole story here...

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