The overall goal of this short course is to provide CF care providers with the skills and knowledge on the optimal management of pulmonary exacerbations. The focus will be on reviewing current guidelines, goals of treatment of a pulmonary exacerbation, choice of antibiotics, dosing and duration of antibiotics, considerations for home versus hospital treatment, effective airway clearance during an exacerbation, and treatment of severe pulmonary exacerbations. Speakers include Pediatric Pulmonologists, Adult Pulmonologists, Physical Therapist, and a Pharmacist. The session will focus on the approach to actual CF patients, and the nuances of individual cases will be discussed. Handouts will be provided with recommended dosing of antibiotics and clinical scenarios.
Describe the basis for consensus guidelines for treatment of pulmonary exacerbations.
Formulate an approach for treatment of pulmonary exacerbations based on guidelines and current practices.
Design and assess pulmonary exacerbation treatment regimens for complicated infections and/or sick patients.