Learn how nurse practitioner and CF care provider Jennifer Hamilton helped lead the implementation and execution of infection prevention and control guidelines at her CF clinic.
Palliative care guidelines provide recommendations to help reduce physical and emotional symptoms and improve quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis throughout their lives.
There is no consensus on the best model of care for individuals with CF to manage the non-pulmonary complications that persist after lung transplant. This position paper outlines two models of post-transplant care to accomplish optimal CF care after transplant.
These consensus statement recommendations were developed to help guide optimal care for children and adults with CF with otolaryngologic (ear, nose, and throat) disease.
A well-performed and well-interpreted sweat test is the gold standard for accurately diagnosing cystic fibrosis. These guidelines were developed by consensus based on expert opinion and a review of the medical literature.
To ensure that people with CF continue to experience steady gains in length and quality of life, the Foundation helps its accredited care centers provide a standard of CF care with guidelines. We base guidelines on the latest research, medical evidence, and consultation with experts on best practices.
Nutritional support is a vital component of care for patients with cystic fibrosis. These recommendations cover caloric intake, dosing for pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, and monitoring growth in childhood and weight status in patients of all ages.
Normal growth is associated with good lung function in children with CF. The CF Foundation gathered a team of experts to determine the best ways to ensure good nutrition for healthy growth.
These guidelines were developed by consensus based on expert opinion and a medical literature review to guide the monitoring and care of infants who have an abnormal cystic fibrosis newborn screening result, but do not meet the full criteria for a CF diagnosis.
To help inform the standard of care delivered at accredited care centers, the CF Foundation brings together committees of subject matter experts to write guidelines on topics related to the care of people with cystic fibrosis. Committee members include doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, dietitians, social workers and people with CF and their families.