Early treatment of sepsis remains a debate among health-care professionals. Four presenters in Antibiotics and Fluids: Controversies in Sepsis Care attempted to sway listeners and other panelists their way by presenting data and research on two critical aspects of early treatment.
Joseph P. Lynch, III, MD, FCCP, described the various antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides and their evolving treatments during his Edward C. Rosenow III, MD, Master FCCP/Master Teacher Honor Lecture.
Panelists addressed the importance of diversity and understanding other cultures, prejudices, and discrimination in health care and ways to overcome it during Prejudice and Discrimination in Health Care.
From cannabis to OTC sleep aids and opioids, common substances can have a profound impact on sleep, seldom for the better, according to a panel of experts during the session Sleep Disorders – Sleep and Substances: From Caffeine to Marijuana.
Because congestive heart failure patients are rarely screened, sleep-disordered breathing is rarely diagnosed or treated. This was addressed in the CHEST 2020 session Presenters in Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Congestive Heart Failure: An Update!
Routine interventions can harm patients, increase patient pain and discomfort, absorb too many staff hours, and squander scarce resources. These topics were addressed in a critical care discussion of Masterly Inactivity: The Art and Science of Reducing Unnecessary Interventions in the ICU at CHEST 2020.