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Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Care Guidelines

Updated from 2003, these guidelines on infection prevention and control for cystic fibrosis provide recommendations for people with CF, their families, and health care providers to help reduce the spread of germs in the clinic and hospital setting, as well as in everyday life.

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    Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Clinical Care Guidelines

    Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a hypersensitivity lung disease that results from exposure to Aspergillus fumigatus and occurs primarily in people with asthma or with cystic fibrosis. These guidelines were developed via a consensus conference of experts in 2003.

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    Eradication of Initial P. aeruginosa Clinical Care Guidelines

    Chronic infection with P. aeruginosa is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Effective regimens include antibiotic therapy for newly acquired infection and routine surveillance with oropharyngeal cultures.

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    Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Clinical Care Guidelines

    Nontuberculous mycobacteria can cause chronic pulmonary infection or can reside in the lungs without causing progressive disease. Challenges include making decisions on when and how to initiate treatment.

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    IPC Passport Card

    Use this card to help hospital staff help you reduce the risk of cross-infection when you receive care outside your CF care center.

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    Get Germ Smart Poster

    Preventing infections is a team effort. Hang this poster where others can learn how to get germ smart.

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    3 Steps for Health Poster

    People with CF face increased risk of infection. This poster will show others the three simple steps they can take to avoid germs and infections.

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