2018 Short Course Access Set


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SC01--CLIN: Fundamentals of Quality Improvement

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SC01--CLIN: Fundamentals of Quality Improvement

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC01

During this interactive session on the fundamentals of quality improvement, participants will be placed into artificial care teams in order to work through the steps of the model for improvement. These artificial care teams will work to improve the care processes at a fictional CF care center at which patient outcomes have been declining. The participants will then apply lessons learned to a process for their own CF center.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a process and an outcome aim statement and run chart for each.
  • Create a process map with change ideas and rapid cycles of change.
  • Prepare a description of a process improvement for your own center.

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SC02--CLIN: Expanding Responsibilities for the Mid-Level Coordinator

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SC02--CLIN: Expanding Responsibilities for the Mid-Level Coordinator

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC02

As research coordinators gain experience, their scope of responsibility and opportunity will grow. Research teams will look to them to find solutions to challenging issues and foster improvement of and within the group. This session will address the unique role of the mid-career coordinator and offer material to enhance their knowledge base, improve effectiveness and efficiency of the individual and their groups, and creatively rise to challenges for their teams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate ways to enhance processes for a range of study activities, including regulatory and IRB, budgeting, and managing investigator-initiated studies.
  • Apply in-depth education about CF basic science and cutting edge outcome measures, to improve understanding of protocols and be able to speak with patients and families on a wider range of topics.
  • Examine ways to enhance work flow and environment, both as individuals and with research teams.

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SC04--CLIN-INF/MIC-NRS: Optimization of Antibiotics in Emerging Pathogens

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SC04--CLIN-INF/MIC-NRS: Optimization of Antibiotics in Emerging Pathogens

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC04

Experts will discuss the use of oral, inhaled, and intravenous antibiotics for challenging pathogens that are encountered in CF: MRSA, Pulmonary Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), multi-drug resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa, B. cepacia complex, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, and Achromobacter species. In addition, we will discuss the diagnosis and management of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The session will be practical with a focus on the approach to actual CF patients and the nuances of individual cases will be discussed. Handouts will be provided with dosing and clinical scenarios to consider oral, inhaled, and intravenous antibiotics for these pathogens.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create an approach to asymptomatic, new MRSA infection as well as the outpatient management of chronic symptomatic MRSA infection.
  • Explain the importance of multiple antibiotics as well as discuss options and approach for the treatment of MDR gram negative infections.
  • Design & assess therapeutic options of pulmonary NTM and ABPA infections.

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SC05--NRS: Advanced Pharmacology for the CF Provider

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SC05--NRS: Advanced Pharmacology for the CF Provider

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC05

This session is designed to examine the practice and evidence behind pharmacological management for CF-related arthropathy, sinus disease, constipation/DIOS and GERD. It will include both inpatient and outpatient management approaches and is suitable for clinicians (physicians, pharmacists, and mid-level providers (PA's, APN, or NP)) caring for individuals with CF.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify potential pharmacological management options in the treatment of CF-related sinus disease.
  • Compare/contrast approaches to management of CF-related GI manifestations of GERD, DIOS, and constipation.
  • Describe potential treatment options for CF-related arthropathy.

Note: Speaker Bradford Woodworth's presentation was not recorded at his request. 

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SC06--NTR: Advanced Nutrition

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SC06--NTR: Advanced Nutrition

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC06

This short course, focusing on nutrition, is designed for dietitians/nutritionists and other CF care team members who possess basic experience in CF nutrition and are interested in expanding their knowledge of nutritional concepts and practical applications. Topics covered may include pregnancy, transplant, appetite stimulants, enzymes, tube feeding, vitamins and minerals, diabetes, and infant care. Information presented will incorporate current guidelines, new research, practical skills, and case studies. Knowledge gained during this course will help improve the quality of nutrition care delivered to CF patients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess nutrition status of individuals with CF across the lifespan.
  • Explain the unique nutrient needs of individuals with CF.
  • Identify areas of their own nutrition practice for improvement.

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SC08-SW/PSYCH- NTR-CLIN: Dynamic Interactions Between CF Teams & Transplant Teams to Improve Referral Processes & Promote Outcomes

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SC08-SW/PSYCH- NTR-CLIN: Dynamic Interactions Between CF Teams & Transplant Teams to Improve Referral Processes & Promote Outcomes

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC08

Despite therapeutic advances and increasing life expectancy in the CF community, lung transplantation can be a treatment option for select persons with CF and advanced lung disease. The decision to pursue transplantation is a complex balance of individual choice, physician judgment of medical indication and an individual's candidacy; criteria established by transplant programs and often not fully appreciated by CF programs. This course provides a framework for exploring dynamics of referrals while sustaining the individual's commitment and intention to achieve their desired goal. We will address how partnerships between CF and Transplant teams can afford more transplant opportunities and explore emotional turmoil that can be experienced during the pursuit of new lungs. With exclusive viewing of a personal documentary, 'Fight Like a Boss', a CF adult's transplant journey, attendees will discuss mental health challenges and develop strategies to enhance outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current state-of-the-art in CF Care that impacts the timing and referral of persons with CF for consideration of transplant.
  • Explore best practices from the perspective of CF teams and transplant teams with objective to enhance understanding of the transplant requirements which encourage partnership with patients and families across the transplant spectrum.
  • Identify strategies and interventions that optimally support teams, caregivers and patient intention to achieve transplantation.

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SC09--U&C: Tips & Tricks Navigating Insurance, Benefits, & the Specialty Pharmacy

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SC09--U&C: Tips & Tricks Navigating Insurance, Benefits, & the Specialty Pharmacy

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC09

The session will arm clinicians with information to help them in conversations with their patients regarding insurance coverage and access to therapies with an emphasis on assisting patients that have Medicare coverage. The session will also help clinicians in understanding the role of the specialty pharmacy and pharmacists in a complex patchwork of insurance and benefits.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe strategies for navigating common insurance issues.
  • Identify programs that provide financial assistance for CF medications and care.
  • Define medicare benefits and medicare related challenges in the CF population.

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SC03--CLIN: Partnership Enhancement Program: Building Fundamental Communication Skills

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SC03--CLIN: Partnership Enhancement Program: Building Fundamental Communication Skills

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC03

Establishing strong, trusting relationships is a fundamental aspect of partnering with individuals with CF and families. Participants in this course will be introduced to three practical, evidence-based skillsets: (1) Building deeper levels of trust, including the ability to explore the patient's goals and perspectives; (2) Creating more open dialogue, by asking open-ended questions, listening actively, and responding with empathy; and (3) Developing stronger partnerships in the care process through goal-setting conversations. The course consists of short presentations and small-group breakout sessions led by trained facilitators. Participants will strengthen their communication competencies by receiving individualized feedback as they apply new skills and practice effective communication approaches. Participants will create a plan for implementing fundamental, relationship-centered skills upon returning to their clinical environments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the components and evidence supporting communication skills, with links to information specific to the CF care experience.
  • Identify strategies for enhanced communication between clinical care teams and individuals with CF, with an emphasis on building trust and setting goals to empower individuals with CF and their families to become active partners in care.
  • Practice communication skills and receive guided feedback from small group facilitators and create a simple plan to strengthen communication in your own clinical setting.

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SC07--PT&RT: Getting to the Core of Continence for Adults & Children With CF: New Strategies for Physical Therapists

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SC07--PT&RT: Getting to the Core of Continence for Adults & Children With CF: New Strategies for Physical Therapists

Oct 17, 2018 3:30pm ‐ Oct 17, 2018 7:30pm

Identification: SC07

This presentation was not recorded at the request of the presenters.

The breathing and postural demands of the trunk muscles are often compromised in people with cystic fibrosis, leading to secondary impairments such as postural deficits, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pain and other functional impairments. This hands-on course will introduce clinicians to an innovative clinical model that incorporates neuromuscular-based core recruitment strategy, driven by external cueing of both the pelvic floor and the diaphragm. Linking the pelvic floor and diaphragm to work as a team, will equip participants to move beyond basic pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises for SUI to simultaneously address proximal control, continence, breathing mechanics, functional impairments, pain and more through a dynamic foundation of support.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the dynamic core muscles, inclusive of the diaphragm and pelvic floor, and their intertwined role in breathing, continence, proximal control and functional movements.
  • Demonstrate how to assess alignment and function of the dynamic core system (even during a busy clinic visit).
  • Discuss simple intervention strategies appropriate for pediatrics and adults with CF to minimize secondary impairments.

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