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AASM to host second discussion on impact of Philips recall

AASM to host second discussion on impact of Philips recall

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will host a live panel discussion on Friday about the impact of the Philips PAP device recall notification on vulnerable populations, including pediatric and vent patients. 

The discussion, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, will cover: 

  • Allocation of limited supplies – How to prioritize the medically most needy given the limited supply of home ventilators for patients needing them. 
  • Respiratory therapy in hospitals – How to navigate hospital needs due to the recall of the A-Series devices (which are similar in broad functionality to OmniLabs). 
  • Special issues for pediatrics – Unknown differential effects of chemical/particulate exposure in the very young; limited information dissemination and limited supply of alternatives. 
  • Research – How to ethically navigate care for those enrolled in clinical trials. 

The discussion will be moderated by Shannon Sullivan, MD, chair of the AASM Public Safety Committee.

The panelists are:

  • Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD, AASM representative;
  • Joshua Benditt, MD, medical director, respiratory care services, University of Medical Center;
  • Michelle Cao, DO, AASM representative;
  • Michael Howell, MD, American Academy of Neurology representative;
  • Sherri Katz, MD, Canadian Thoracic Society and pediatric assembly representative;
  • Jennifer Martin, PhD, AASM representative;
  • Jeremy Orr, MD, American Thoracic Society representative; and
  • Lisa Wolfe, MD, CHEST representative.  

No registration is required for the free discussion. Following the live event, AASM will make available a recording. 

The AASM previously hosted a discussion on the impact of the recall on patient care and sleep center operations.


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