Volume 6, Issue 4: Pulmonary Exacerbations and the Microbiology of the CF Lung

 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 6, Issue 4)


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: 

  • Describe how the complexity of the cystic fibrosis airway microbiome affects the management of pulmonary exacerbations
  • Summarize the limitations of in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing in guiding antibiotic therapy of CF exacerbations
  • Explain the role that bacterial species not routinely reported in cultures of CF respiratory specimens may play in contributing to pulmonary exacerbation and lung disease progression


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
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John J. LiPuma, MD
Professor of Pediatrics University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan



Dr. John LiPuma reports that he has served as a consultant for Raptor Pharma, Aradigm Corp, and CURx Pharma.

Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses

Dr. John LiPuma reports there will be no off-label or unapproved uses of any drugs except for brief mentions of early-trial antibiotic combinations.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance


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