Currently, about 30,000 children, adolescents, and young adults in the United States have CF.

Children with CF are often cared for in specialized CF centers in addition to their medical homes. These centers will often include pediatric pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, and social workers with specific expertise in CF. Other specialists may include gastroenterologists.

As always, the Care Plan should be updated after hospitalizations, emergency visits, child absences for illness, and changes in medications.

Source: Managing Chronic Health Needs in Child Care and Schools: A Quick Reference Guide.

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