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Cystic Fibrosis - PT534

Cystic Fibrosis

No Cure Yet, But Treatment Advances Continue

by Deborah S. Boroughs, MSN, RN and Joan A. Dougherty, RN, BSN, CPN, CSN
PT534
(4.4 / 3585 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Price: $19.00
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Summary:

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder. The primary manifestations include progressive obstructive lung disease and pancreatic insufficiency, but patients also may experience chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, malnutrition, distal intestinal obstructive syndrome, diabetes, liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis, gallstones, and infertility. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit two abnormal cystic fibrosis genes, one from each parent. The parents usually have just one abnormal gene, are asymptomatic, and are called carriers. Each time two carriers have a child, there is a 25% chance the baby will have cystic fibrosis, a 50% chance the baby will be a healthy carrier, and a 25% chance the baby will be a healthy noncarrier. This module provides updated information on the treatment and management of people with cystic fibrosis.

Objectives:

The goal of this cystic fibrosis continuing education module is to help nurses, physicians, and physical therapists gain a deeper understanding of cystic fibrosis and the treatments available, as well as to become informed about the latest research. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic defect that causes cystic fibrosis and how it affects different organ systems
  • Identify three therapies for the management of pulmonary and GI disease in patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Explain teaching and support responsibilities
  • Discuss research and the future of cystic fibrosis
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians and physical therapists.
 
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 11/16/2018 to 6/11/2019.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S7431 for 7/28/18 to 7/28/19).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-538164 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-219 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
This course has been approved by:
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/15/15 to 11/15/19.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 11/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/22/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/22/2020

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

This course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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John A - Bronx, NY  ·  Jan 02, 2019
Very informative re: CF
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Bret V - Schwenksville, PA  ·  Dec 29, 2018
the information is pertinent to the physical therapy profession
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JUDITH G - WARMINSTER, PA  ·  Dec 27, 2018
The information was great. I started doing chest P.T. WITH infants IN 1978. The oldest PATIENT I had was 22 or 23 in 1978. That was old at the time. It's nice to know that people with CF are living so much longer.
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Dina A - Feasterville Trevose, PA  ·  Dec 22, 2018
well presented information, a lot to process in 1 hour.
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Richard C - Bryan, TX  ·  Dec 17, 2018
good information on diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and how to manage the disease
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ONLINE
Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50