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Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This course is intended to provide certified nursing assistants (CNAs) with information about: the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis; the signs and symptoms of the disease; treatment options, and; the basic process of care for someone who has the disease.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • What Causes Cystic Fibrosis?
  • Risk Factors: Who Gets Cystic Fibrosis?
  • Signs, Symptoms and Complications of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Treatment
  • Caring for a Patient who has Cystic Fibrosis

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the cause of cystic fibrosis.
  • Identify the two organ systems affected by cystic fibrosis.
  • Identify the most common cause of death from cystic fibrosis.
  • Identify the goals for treatment of cystic fibrosis.
  • Identify non-pharmacological options used to treat cystic fibrosis.


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