This workshop examines current challenges in the management of pulmonary exacerbations. Consideration for identification of exacerbations using the FEV-1 indicated exacerbation signal (FIES), treatment options related to treatment setting, gender, targeting anerobes, and the influences on recovery of baseline lung function will be presented as well as the role of patients and families in decision making related to exacerbation treatment.
1. Discuss priorities for research and quality improvement in the treatment of pulmonary exacerbations. 2. Define the concept of FEV1 indicated Exacerbation signal (FIES) and it's role in the identification and treatment of Pulmonary exacerbations. 3. Identify two factors influencing recovery of lung function to baseline in the treatment of pulmonary exacerbations