Cystic Fibrosis: Overcoming Barriers to Nutrition Adherence

Cystic Fibrosis: Overcoming Barriers to Nutrition Adherence

Cystic Fibrosis: Overcoming Barriers to Nutrition Adherence

Nutrition affects cystic fibrosis outcomes. Reduce nonadherence by working with your patients to select the right nutritional approaches for them. 

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Better nutritional status is strongly associated with better pulmonary function and survival in patients with cystic fibrosis. However, there are still high rates of nonadherence with nutritional recommendations. Dr. Gregory Sawicki talks about how shared decision-making and optimal counseling can help break down the barriers to nutritional adherence.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP
    Vice President, Scientific Affairs
    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC)

    Dr. Mencia has nothing to disclose.

    Gregory S. Sawicki, MD, MPH
    Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA

    Consulting Fees: Gilead, Vertex
    Contracted Research: Vertex

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Stephen Chavez has nothing to disclose.
    • Ann Early has nothing to disclose.
    • Libby Lurwick has nothing to disclose.
    • Tricia O’ Leary has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Identify patients at risk for non-adherence including young adults in transition
    • Counsel patients on guideline directed nutritional goals and their impact on outcomes
    • Select nutritional approaches that include patient goals, values and preferences to minimize barriers to adherence
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Pulmonologists, Pulmonology APPs (Advanced Practice Providers), other specialists who treat CF, Pediatricians, and Allergists.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 credits  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Abbott Nutrition.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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