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Germs and Infection Control

Learn about germs and how they affect people with CF, as well as how to practice good infection control to keep germs from spreading.

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  Nebulizer Care in the Home
Nebulizer Care in the Home Webcast 

2014 -  Learn how to properly clean and disinfect a nebulizer. 

Speaker: Catherine O'Malley, RRT-NPS

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The Basics of Lowering the Risk of Getting Germs
Basics of Lowering the Risk of Getting Germs 

2014 -  Learn how to lower the risk of getting germs and prevent them from spreading. 

Speakers: Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, John LiPuma, MD, and Catherine O'Malley, RRT-NPS

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Infection Prevention and Control Policy Update
Infection Prevention and Control Policy Update  2013 - Learn about the Foundation’s updated infection prevention and control policy for CF Foundation-sponsored indoor and outdoor events, meetings and offices.

Speakers: Lisa Saiman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, and CF Foundation leaders Preston W. Campbell, III, MD, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs; Bruce Marshall, MD, Vice President of Clinical Affairs; and Leslie Hazle, MS, RN, CPN, Director of Patient Resources

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Cystic Fibrosis and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Cystic Fibrosis and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)  2012 - Learn how to avoid MRSA, how it may be treated and the latest research.

Speakers: Edith T. Zemanick, M.D., M.S.C.S.

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Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) and Cystic Fibrosis 
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) and Cystic Fibrosis  2012 - Learn what ABPA is, how it impacts a person with CF and how it may be treated.

Speakers: Jeff Wagener, M.D.

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 Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) in Cystic Fibrosis 
Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM) in Cystic Fibrosis  2012 - Learn about NTM, how to avoid it, how it may be treated and latest research.

Speakers: Jerry Nick, M.D.

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Part 1: Infection Control & Germs
Infection Control and Germs Web Cast  2009 - Learn about how germs affect people with CF and ways to prevent germs from spreading.

Speakers: John LiPuma, M.D.; Lisa Saiman, M.D.

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Part 2: Everyday Life with CF and Infection Control
Everyday life with CF Web Cast  2009 - An adult with CF and a parent of a child with CF talk with infectious disease experts about commonly asked questions relating to cystic fibrosis and germs.

Speakers: Evin Green; John LiPuma, M.D.; Lisa Saiman, M.D.; Cathy Wood

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