Mucus thinners, such as mucolytics, are inhaled medications that help thin the mucus in the airways so you can cough it out of your lungs more easily.
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.
A panel of pediatric and adult gastroenterologists created this document to summarize and disseminate the existing medical literature regarding cystic fibrosis-specific gastrointestinal disease.
Enteral tube feedings are an important treatment option in cystic fibrosis when oral intake is not adequate to meet nutritional goals. A multidisciplinary Cystic Fibrosis Foundation panel developed consensus evidence-based guidelines on all aspects of care regarding enteral feeding.
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.
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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.