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6 things about

Cystic Fibrosis

Risk Factors:

  • Genetics ( It is caused by a mutations in a gene called the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator.

  • Nursing care strategies:
  • Providing adequate nutrition. (Patient needs protien to help heal.
  • Weight management. ( Makes sure the patient is not retaining fluid.)
  • Adherence to medication regimen. (Educated on the importance of medication management and their purpose.
  • Prevention of infection. (Monitor vital signs and encourage fluids.)
  • Pulmonary hygiene. (Deep breathing and coughing to remove mucus from lungs.)

Treatment Team:

  • Respiratory Nurse ( Neb treatments, High-frequency chest wall oscillation.)
  • Main Provider (Monitors patient.)
  • Pulmonologist ( Diagnosis /Monitors disease/ prescribe medication)
  • Nurse ( Carries out orders.)
  • Speech Therapy (Assist with breathing exercises.)
  • Case Management (Helps set up appointments, medication, therapies
  • Dietitian ( Provide adequate nutrition to the patient.)

References:Karakashian,A.L., & Schub, T. (2018) Cysti Fibrosis.CINHAL Nursing Guide. Retrieved From http://ezproxy.rasmussen.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true& db=nup&AN=T700390^site-eds-live

Treatment:

  • Oxygen therapy (It helps the patient with cirulation.)
  • Lung Transplant ( The lung was so damaged they need a new one.)
  • Postive expiratory pressure. ( Provides back pressure to the airways during expiration.)
  • Chest Physiotherapy (Help break down the mucus.)

Resources:

  • Children Hospital of Southwest Florida
  • Joe DiMaggio Cystic Fibrosis. (Adults)
  • All Children Hospital