Understanding Cystic Fibrosis
Author: Kristina Neu
Course Summary
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs, but may also have serious adverse effects on many other organ systems. In cystic fibrosis, the genetic information does not function properly and this causes a serious condition to develop where thick, viscous secretions are produced. These thick, viscous secretions affect the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, including the pancreas, and other body organs. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis but medications, physical therapy, diet, and lifestyle adjustments can help prevent complications by making life easier for patients to live with the disease and also live longer lives.
After completing this inservice, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the cause of cystic fibrosis
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of cystic fibrosis
  • Describe the treatment options and the basic care needed for someone diagnosed with cystic fibrosis
Course Syllabus
  • Causes and Risks of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms and Complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Digestive Diseases
  • Diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis
  • Prognosis for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Caring for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Case Study
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