Although not part of my son's “official” care team, our local pharmacist plays a key role in his cystic fibrosis care.
Each time we meet, I am reminded that quality improvement in CF care cannot happen without the insights of people with CF and their families.
It can be difficult to find time for daily CF treatments in your already jam-packed lives, but your respiratory therapist can help.
Sometimes, being the “squeaky wheel” is the only way to make a positive change.
All my life I wanted an answer to why I was so sick. Then I got it, in the form of a CF diagnosis.
When our son was diagnosed with CF, the clinic director sat with me for hours answering my questions. Since that day, I have wanted to bottle up his advice and become a voice of encouragement for new CF parents.
Before you can walk a mile in a person with CF's shoes, you have to put on a nebulizer.
Connie Richless, an adult CF nurse coordinator, has seen a lot of changes in her past 22 years of working with CF patients.
Dr. James Chmiel shares new developments in drugs to reduce inflammation in the lungs and help prevent lung damage.
CF care centers have worked hard to improve health outcomes. A new initiative seeks to improve the quality of our experiences at care centers.