An updated Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (U.S.A.) Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for people with CF, their families and health care professionals was published in the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology journal in July 2014. The updated guidelines have been endorsed by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s Healthcare Advisory Council.
In response to these guidelines, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has developed an infection control policy for Cystic Fibrosis Canada hosted/sponsored meetings. Please note that this policy applies to all individuals with CF, including those who have undergone lung or liver transplant. Read more about the policy here.
For a tipsheet on understanding and communicating the CF infection prevention and control guidelines, please click here.
For the recommendations for healthcare professionals related to CF infection prevention and control, please click here.
For resources developed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on infection prevention and control, please see below:
Tip sheets on key recommendations for people with CF, families and health care providers in different settings.
Fact sheet and posters on the basics of germs and staying healthy, including simple steps to guard oneself against germs.
September 26, 2017
The Jehangir Saleh Lecture
On Tuesday, September 26th, the 2017 instalment of the Jehangir Saleh Lecture Series will be held in the Oakham Lounge at Ryerson University! Join us and our very own Wally Speckert for a great and informative evening!
My dream of becoming a world famous opera singer was born the day I won my first singing competition at the age of 9, standing on stage, with applause pouring over me – I was on top of the world and realized in that moment that I was born to sing.