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MCH-036: Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns

 
Pulse Oximetry Screening for Newborns: The Wisconsin Medical Society recommends the routine use of pulse oximetry screening in newborns to detect critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) and other diseases associated with hypoxia in the newborn period. The Society supports the collaborative effort among the families, pediatricians, family physicians, midwives, neonatologists and pediatric cardiologists of Wisconsin that will help to ensure that this screening process serves its intended purpose. (HOD, 0412)