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Cystic Fibrosis CME Opportunities

Supporting Complex Care: Cystic Fibrosis

Follow the link in the yellow box below to the URMC Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) website to view this educational presentation.
There is no fee to simply view the presentation **

CME Online Module Supporting Complex Care: Cystic Fibrosis

**Please note – In order to receive CME credit for this educational series
please select “Click Here to Register” from the options on the CEL website
and follow the instructions for payment.


The goal of this online module series (total time: 2.5 hours) about Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is to give providers a broad understanding of the disease as well as the latest recommendations in evidence-based disease management. Topics include:

  • basic genetics and pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis
  • identification of the pulmonary and non-pulmonary manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis
  • principles of treatment and common medications used in Cystic Fibrosis
  • the basic definition of a pulmonary exacerbation and the three main treatment goals during an inpatient admission
  • recognizing organ systems involved in CF and possible complications
  • the rationale for obtaining sputum cultures for identification and sensitivity testing in CF patients 
  • the microbiology of CF and the appropriate treatment of the bacteria which are considered pathogenic in Cystic Fibrosis
  • recognizing some of the less typical organisms seen on sputum culture and recognize which of those need special discussion with the CF team
  • review of methods for airway clearance and the importance of active patient engagement in related decision making
  • the importance of nutrition and the role that pancreatic enzymes play in the nutritional status of CF patients
  • the role of non-invasive ventilation in some patients with CF
  • the role that exercise plays in airway clearance and overall health in CF
  • observation of airway clearance techniques being done on a CF patient  


The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.



The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.