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Infection Prevention and Control

CF Foundation Infection and Prevention Control Guidelines: 2013 Update

An updated Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (U.S.A.) Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for people with CF, their families and health care professionals was published in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology journal in July 2014. The updated guidelines were developed by an expert committee convened by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The updated guidelines have been endorsed by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Healthcare Advisory Council.

On the recommendation of the Healthcare Advisory Council, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has shared the updated guidelines with all Canadian CF clinics.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has released new health education materials to reduce the risk of people with cystic fibrosis getting and spreading dangerous germs that can lead to serious lung infections. The materials can help people with CF and their families make informed decisions while managing the daily challenges of living with the disease. We are grateful to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their support in making these materials available to the Canadian CF community.

The new resources include: