Pediatrics Commentary: Reflections on Pulse Oximetry Screening for CCHD

SOURCE: William Mahle. Reflections on Pulse Oximetry Screening for CCHD. 

In this issue of Pediatrics, Schwartz et al describe their experience at a large community hospital over 8 years. It should be noted that this hospital and this clinical team were instrumental in moving the pulse oximetry screening model forward. It is exciting to see this longer-term experience.
Children with CCHD are alive today and thriving because of pulse oximetry–based screening. We can celebrate a successful paradigm of public health, clinician, and most importantly, patient and family collaboration to reduce unnecessary deaths from missed CCHD.