Volume 5, Issue 7: Optimizing Nutrition in Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis

 e-Cystic Fibrosis Review is a monthly CE series for nurses, nurse practitioners, and others involved in the care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis. It provides updates on the latest research, best practices, and issues currently under debate, as well as a concise review of relevant journal literature.

(Volume 5, Issue 7)


Target Audience

Nurses and health care professionals involved in the care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Explain how appropriate pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT) dosing is associated with an improved body mass index (BMI) as well as both protein and fat absorption in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF).
  • Summarize how health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is improved in individuals with CF with a good nutritional status, and why a low BMI is a risk factor for mortality in adolescents with CF.
  • Assess the current evidence describing the use of appetite stimulants to improve weight gain in individuals with CF.


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
Registration opens: 
Registration closes: 
John Pohl, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah


Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance


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