Managing the Care of Children and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
'Managing the Care of Children and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis' is one of the only multidisciplinary courses on cystic fibrosis in the world. The course was started in 1996 and runs twice a year, lasts for one week and covers all aspects of cystic fibrosis from birth to death.
The residential course is always over-subscribed, and many distant learners have been unable to attend because of this (or due to a lack of education funding and travel grants).
The purpose of this website is to provide these individuals and others with access to the latest information, designed to maintain and increase knowledge across the wide range of topics involved in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, thereby enabling participants to provide improved patient care.
As you progress through the modules on this website (all of which must be completed), you will be tested to ensure a satisfactory level of knowledge and understanding has been achieved. On completion of the course you will get a certificate of cystic fibrosis training with endorsement from the European Cystic Fibrosis Society.
The current residential course is accredited by Imperial College, with additional ad hoc applications made to the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health as and when required.
This e-learning programme has been independently accredited by the Royal College of Physicians, meaning that successful completion of the course will result in the earning of CPD (continuing professional development) points for those users who are eligible.
Why is this course important?
More aggressive treatment accompanied by new therapies has led to significant increase in survival rates of cystic fibrosis. Although welcome, treatment regimens have become more complex and increased longevity means greater challenges, not only managing co-morbidities, but managing patients wishing to have a as near a normal life as possible.
Healthcare professionals of numerous disciplines, all of whom come together in the management of cystic fibrosis, have a continuous learning need. In addition to routine management there is a continuous flow of improved techniques and treatments that the healthcare professional must endeavour to encompass.
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Experience of working with children or adults with cystic fibrosis for a minimum of 1 year is essential. The course is designed to build on and enhance current knowledge of cystic fibrosis care and management. All members of the cystic fibrosis multidisciplinary team would benefit from attending this course.
The course supports the Standards for Clinical Care of Children and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK (CF Trust), The Standards of Care for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis (ECFS), The Definitions of CF Care (CF Trust) and Specialist Services National Definition Set for CF (DOH).
How much does it cost?
The fee for this online course is £600 for clinical staff (bursaries are available in some cases, please complete this form*, or contact us for more information) and £1100 for industrial personnel. Upon successful payment of course fees, you will have three months within which to view all presentations and complete the assessments to earn your certification. After this time you will no longer have access to any of the paid resources.
Should you require further documentation in order to secure funding, please download a copy of the course brochure here.
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