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Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

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

Course Created: 2018

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No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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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 is faulty and causes a serious condition to develop where thick, viscous secretions are produced that 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.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

  • Causes and Risks of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis Symptoms and Complications
  • Diagnosing Cystic Fibrosis
  • Prognosis for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Caring for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Case Study

Learning Objectives

  • State 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.


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