What to expect at a clinic visit

Please know that St. Luke’s infection control policy dictates that everyone with cystic fibrosis will be placed in isolation when admitted to the hospital. This means that everyone who enters the room will wear a yellow isolation gown, mask, and gloves. This is for your protection and your caregiver’s protection.
Since we see a number of people in pediatric clinic, the clinic staff also gowns for each patient visit. Masks are needed for those staff members who have close contact with you, such as the doctor or respiratory therapist.
Your caregiver in clinic or in the hospital must wash their hands thoroughly before and after taking care of you or your family member. Feel free to ask your caregiver when they washed their hands last.

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The clinic is moving locations this summer. Stay tuned for more information!

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We hold monthly meetings during the school year with our Patient and Family Advisory Board (PFAB). We work on issues and ways to improve CF patient care in the clinic and in the hospital

Testing for CF

Diagnosing CF is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a newborn screening, a sweat chloride test, a genetic or carrier test and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation – accredited care center.

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Our center puts on free education days every other year to help educate hospital staff and anyone in the community about CF

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Our center is moving locations in the spring of 2018! Stay tuned…

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Many Cystic Fibrosis patients and families face complicated issues related to getting the care they need. But CF Foundation Compass, a service formerly known as PARC, makes sure no one has to do it alone.

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For the first time, adults outnumber children in the CF Registry.  50.7% of people in the registry are over the age of 18.

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We have a Facebook page, too! https://www.facebook.com/cysticfibrosisidaho/

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Idaho is now screening for a handful of CF mutations on the newborn screening.

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You can have your picture scrolling at the top! Just e-mail one you would like us to add and sign a photo release form

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Patient education nutrition recipes: add: For more recipes, check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cysticfibrosisidaho/

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