Healthy Living

The Respiratory Therapist's Critical Role in Cystic Fibrosis Management

For your care team, your health is their priority

For your care team, your health is their priority

Your CF care team, including your respiratory therapist, strive to provide you with high quality care. They can help you to create a treatment plan that reflects your own needs so that you can successfully manage your CF. For them, your heath is a priority. Together, you can find unique approaches to making your treatment plan a part of your everyday routine and achieving better health outcomes. Best-case scenario, you will experience fewer hospitalizations, alleviation of symptoms, and improved lung function – all of which can contribute to you leading a longer and healthier life. “We know that your lives are hectic and that adding another daily CF treatment can make it even more so. It's also part of our job to help you with this by sharing what we know from our experience and what we have learned from other people with CF,” said Lester.

References

https://www.nbart.ca/en/public/what-is-a-respiratory-therapist.html

https://www.cff.org/Care/Your-CF-Care-Team/

http://respiratory-care-sleep-medicine.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Respiratory-Care-for-Cystic-Fibrosis.aspx

https://www.cff.org/CF-Community-Blog/Posts/2016/How-to-Best-Work-With-Your-Respiratory-Therapist/

https://www.cff.org/Life-With-CF/Treatments-and-Therapies/Treatment-Plan/Managing-Your-Treatment-Plan/