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.
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.
These preschool guidelines provide clinical care guidelines for people with cystic fibrosis between 2 and 5 years. It includes 53 recommendations intended to help make informed decisions in the care of preschool-aged children with CF.
A panel of pediatric and adult gastroenterologists created this document to summarize and disseminate the existing medical literature regarding cystic fibrosis-specific gastrointestinal disease.
To aid clinicians, patients, and families in the best use of modulators, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sponsored the creation of guidelines to inform discussions and support decision-making.
Most newborns in the United States are screened for CF at birth through newborn
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.
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.
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.