Care of the hospitalized patient with Cystic Fibrosis : A summary of current practice guidelines; recommendations for the hospitalist, part 2
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The cystic fibrosis care team often acts as the gate keeper for hospital admissions given the specialized ability to recognize a pulmonary exacerbation. However, patients may present to the emergency department with symptoms requiring urgent attention, such as massive hemoptysis or pneumothorax. The following recommendations are summarized from guidelines provided by the Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Therapies Committee. The CF Foundation pulmonary therapies committee consists of a multi-disciplinary group including representative physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, pharmacists, CF families and CF Foundation staff. High volume cystic fibrosis centers participated in a questionnaire, a literature search was performed, and an expert panel reviewed all of the data collected. This information was brought to the committee for review with eventual creation of these guidelines following group consensus.
M M Kouba. Care of the Hospitalized Patient with Cystic Fibrosis: A Summary of Current Practice Guidelines; Recommendations for the Hospitalist, Part 2 (Pulmonary Exacerbation). Journal of Academic Hospital Medicine 2014, Volume 6, Issue 4.