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31st Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

W19 - W19: PT&RT: Emerging Clinical Tools in PT/RT: What Are We Measuring?

Nov 3, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 3:20pm


This session will describe emerging clinical tools and outcome measures that may help to guide clinical decision-making and improve quality of care. Additionally, we will review the benefits of an established clinical tool (CPET) and discuss application in cystic fibrosis care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe methods of measuring multi-dimensional wellness and adherence to therapy.
  2. Prepare an overview of how to collect reliable measures of the lung clearance index (LCI) and describe potential clinical applications of the LCI in young children with cystic fibrosis.
  3. Explain how a formal cardiopulmonary exercise test can provide outcomes to guide clinical decision making.

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