Infection Control Recommendations for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
- Written by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Consensus Conference on Infection Control Participants
- Thursday, 01 May 2003
This consensus document presents background data and evidence‐based recommendations for practices that are intended to decrease the risk of transmission of respiratory pathogens among CF patients from contaminated respiratory therapy equipment or the contaminated environment and thereby reduce the burden of respiratory illness. Included are recommendations applicable in the acute care hospital, ambulatory, home care, and selected non‐healthcare settings. The target audience includes all healthcare workers who provide care to CF patients. Antimicrobial management is beyond the scope of this document.