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Cystic Fibrosis

Sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), the Division of Continuing Medical Education at IU School of Medicine has partnered with IU eLearning and Design Services to develop and deliver online courses to CFF programs globally. Starting in 2018, eight online courses are being completed to support cystic fibrosis team physicians and interprofessional health care team members in their successful application of CFF clinical practice guidelines and recommended practices.

Please keep in mind:

  • All courses are free of charge and available to everyone. 
  • Please allow 60 days for CME/CE and MOC Part 2 credit to be awarded.
  • Course Two originally launched in 2019. Learners may have already taken this course. CE Credit will only be awarded once per course. Please note that content my not be up-to-date especially for Module Five: CFTR Modulators. This course will close for updates at the end of 2021.
  • Each course has four or five modules with a pre/post quiz for each module.
  • Learners are able to leave the course and come back in.
  • Courses do not need to be taken in sequence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now Available

Course One Update: Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening and Diagnosis

Course Availability: 6/21/21 – 6/21/23

Audience: Members of pediatric and adult cystic fibrosis care team: cystic fibrosis clinical care coordinators, dietitians, fellows, genetic counselors, newborn screen coordinators, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers.

CE Credits Provided: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and ABP and ABIM MOC 2 credit for Physicians. CE for Nursing (ANCC), Pharmacy (ACPE), and Social Work (IPLA). All other professions will be awarded non-physician attendance hours. New CE Credits will be awarded to everyone who takes this course (including those learners who took the original version from 2018-2020).

Course Duration: 2.0 credit hours

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decorative icons for the course modulesMODULE ONE
CF Newborn Screening: Current State

MODULE TWO
CF Genetics: the Basics

MODULE THREE
CRMS/CFSPID: Diagnosis

MODULE FOUR
CRMS/CFSPID: Management

MODULE FIVE
Advanced Topics: CF Diagnosis

Previously Released Courses

Course Four: The Role of Sweat Testing in the Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis

Course Availability: 2/1/21 – 2/1/23

Audience: Members of adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis care team: cystic fibrosis clinical care coordinators, dietitians, fellows, genetic counselors, newborn screen coordinators, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers.

CE Credits Provided: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and ABP and ABIM MOC 2 credit for Physicians. CE for Nursing (ANCC), Pharmacy (ACPE), and Social Work (IPLA). All other professions will be awarded non-physician attendance hours.

Course Duration: 2.0 credit hours

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icons for course modules MODULE ONE
Guide to Sweat Testing for the Clinical Laboratory

MODULE TWO
The Nuts and Bolts of Sweat Testing: A Primer for CF Team Members

MODULE THREE
My Patient Has an Intermediate Sweat Chloride Test: Now What?

MODULE FOUR
Advanced Topics: Alternative Methods for Assessing CFTR Function/Abnormality

Course Three: Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Cystic Fibrosis 

Course Availability: 8/1/20 – 8/1/22

Audience: Members of adult and pediatric cystic fibrosis care team: cystic fibrosis clinical care coordinators, dietitians, fellows, genetic counselors, newborn screen coordinators, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers; and GI physicians.

CE Credits Provided: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and MOC 2 credit for Physicians. CE for Nursing (ANCC), Pharmacy (ACPE), and Social Work (IPLA). All other professions will be awarded non-physician attendance hours.

Course Duration: 3.0 credit hours

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Course Two: Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis and Management Birth through Pre-School Years

Course Availability: 8/1/19 – 12/31/21

Audience: Members of pediatric cystic fibrosis care team: cystic fibrosis clinical care coordinators, dietitians, fellows, genetic counselors, newborn screen coordinators, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, respiratory therapists, social workers.

CE Credits Provided: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and MOC 2 credit for Physicians. CE for Nursing (ANCC), Pharmacy (ACPE), and Social Work (IPLA). All other professions will be awarded non-physician attendance hours.

Course Duration: 3.0 credit hours

Enroll in course

decorative icons for the course modulesMODULE ONE
Dysmotility and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

MODULE TWO
Disorders of the Large Intestine

MODULE THREE
Optimizing Nutritional Status

MODULE FOUR
Disorders of the Pancreas

MODULE FIVE
Advanced Topics: CF Associated Liver Disease

decorative icons for the course modules

MODULE ONE
Diagnosis and Initial Management

MODULE TWO
Clinical Monitoring

MODULE THREE
Pulmonary Exacerbations

MODULE FOUR
Psychological and Social Support

MODULE FIVE
Advanced Topics: CFTR Modulators

Upcoming Courses

  • Course Five focusing on mental health will be available in early August 2021.
  • Course Six focusing on advanced CF lung disease and Course Seven focusing on palliative care will be available in late fall 2021.

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Questions, comments or concerns?

Please contact project manager Rima Patel.

Email Rima Patel