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CF Foundation Provides New Health Education Resources on Infection Prevention and Control for CF Community

July 22, 2014

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has released new health education materials to reduce the risk of people with cystic fibrosis getting and spreading dangerous germs that can lead to serious lung infections. The materials are part of the Foundation’s expanded effort to help people with CF and their families make informed decisions while managing the daily challenges of living with the disease.

The new tools and resources accompany the publication of recently updated Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis. The primary goal of the Guidelines, first published in 2003, is to help people with CF preserve and protect their health based on the latest medical evidence.

Available in multiple formats — fact sheets, posters and webcasts — the suite of health education material provides basic information on how germs that cause infections can be spread among people with CF. The materials encourage people with CF and their families to work with health care providers to implement best practices to lower the risk of getting and spreading germs in the clinic and hospital setting, as well as in everyday life.

New resources include:

  • Tip sheets on key recommendations for people with CF, families and health care providers in different settings.
  • Fact sheet and posters on the basics of germs and staying healthy, including simple steps to guard oneself against germs.
  • Webcasts with experts in infection prevention and control and CF care.

Questions about the materials and the Guidelines can be emailed to infectioncontrol@cff.org.

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