Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. Explain the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) and its multiorgan system involvement.

2. Describe the common clinical presentation and diagnosis of CF.

3. Consider long-term treatment goals with respect to clinical course and prognosis of CF.

4. Identify nonpharmacologic therapies for CF management.

5. Recommend appropriate pharmacologic therapies for chronic CF management.

6. Design appropriate antibiotic regimens for acute pulmonary exacerbations of CF.

7. Employ pharmacokinetic principles when calculating drug doses in CF patients.

8. Formulate monitoring plans for acute and chronic CF pharmacotherapy.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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