Learn more about the various services offered at the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Program follows patients from diagnosis through transition to our Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program.
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program was established to provide for the care of those with cystic fibrosis as they enter and progress through their adult years.
Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is made up of several groups involved in cystic fibrosis care including physicians, nurses, nutrition, social work, respiratory therapy and genetics.
The Cystic Fibrosis Transition Program is designed to help children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis develop the skills needed to successfully transition into being healthy, independent adults.
Most cystic fibrosis patients prefer to be at home rather than in the hospital. When our patients need IV antibiotics and it has been approved by our team, it is possible to have treatment at home.
All babies, born in Ohio, have a blood test at birth called the Newborn Screening Test, which screens for 35 different treatable conditions. Each state has a Newborn Screening Test, but each one tests for a different number of conditions.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recommends at least 4 quarterly visits per year to evaluate cystic fibrosis. This includes a multi-disciplinary approach of providing care at several levels.