In the third plenary, Dr. Wayne Morgan talked about the connection between cystic fibrosis care and the Patient Registry, and introduced a new way for people with CF, along with their families, to help shape the research conducted using the Registry.
CF care centers have worked hard to improve health outcomes. A new initiative seeks to improve the quality of our experiences at care centers.
A day spent visiting a care center proved the perfect introduction to the CF story for legislative staffers.
The Partnerships for Sustaining Daily Care (PSDC) team had the opportunity to hear from people with cystic fibrosis, families and care teams at five Family Education Days at care centers across the country. Here's what we heard.
After several months of telehealth visits with my care team, I returned to the clinic for an in-person visit. Because of COVID-19, some aspects of the visit were different than before.
COVID-19 has introduced telehealth appointments to my cystic fibrosis care. I've learned that advocating for myself is even more important when my care team and I can't be in the same room.
Even though it was scary, I made attending medical appointments during the pandemic a priority.
As a military spouse who makes frequent moves, I have had to transition to new cystic fibrosis care centers 11 times in 21 years. Here are three things I have learned to make each changeover work.
My transition from pediatric to adult care filled me with anxiety and proved to be much more difficult than how the experience was described to me. But, when care centers work together with their patients and listen to their concerns, we can improve cystic fibrosis care and address concerns much sooner.
When it comes to my cystic fibrosis care, some might say that my situation is a bit unique. Although having not one -- but two -- CF care teams can be challenging, I strongly believe that has made me a better, smarter, and more engaged patient.