PFF Insights Blog

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

    The pandemic isn’t over just yet. Here are a few frequently-asked vaccine-related questions and answers in the hopes that they will help anyone with lingering concerns.
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    Important: Tracking Your Pulse Oximetry Readings

    A recent report suggests that pulse oximetry may provide less accurate readings in Black patients than in White patients. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance that skin pigmentation, skin thickness, and other factors and affect the accuracy of pulse oximetry readings. The FDA provides guidance on what that may mean to you and those using pulse oximetry to monitor oxygen saturation.
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    Telemedicine – Made Easy For You

    The PFF has developed two new educational resources, the Telemedicine Basics booklet and Telemedicine Checklist, to help members of the PF community navigate the world of telemedicine with ease.
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    “I am not throwing away my shot.”

    Vaccines. COVID-19 vaccines, to be specific. The topic is top of mind for nearly everyone, it seems, and it’s easy to see why. After living with COVID-19 for over a year -- a year marked by loss, social distancing, masking, virtual school, working from home, and in many cases being apart from the ones we love, effective vaccines are our best way back to “normal” life.
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    New Name, New Resources -- The PFF Help Center is Here for YOU!

    We are excited to announce that the Patient Communication Center has a new name -- PFF Help Center! The PFF Help Center will continue to provide patients, caregivers, and health care providers with the most up-to-date medical information, communicate the availability of support services, and provide information about other essential resources.
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    The Start of a New Year

    The start of a new year can be an exciting time, when we feel hopeful and anticipatory as we make resolutions and plans for the future. Certainly, we can all agree that we’re happy to have 2020 behind us. It was a year dominated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, marked by anxiety, isolation, and loss. But I’ll bet as we reflect, there were reasons to celebrate and to hope
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    Supplemental Oxygen – Know Your Rights

    In a 2018 survey from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 50% of participants reported that they had experienced a problem with their supplemental oxygen at some point. The PFF has created a new Medicare Patients’ Oxygen Rights brochure so that patients can learn about this important topic.
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