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Screening for cystic fibrosis: What every NP should know

Nicholson, Krysta N. MS, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000433073.84279.48
Feature: CE Connection: AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE GENETIC DISORDERS
Abstract

In a chronic childhood disease such as cystic fibrosis, it is important for nurse practitioners to be knowledgeable about the disease process, methods of mutation identification, and diagnostic criteria. Multiple studies have shown improved prognosis for patients diagnosed early.

Author Information

Krysta N. Nicholson, Columbia University School of Nursing New York, N.Y.

The author would like to thank Dr. Rita Marie John and Linda Peters.

The author and planners have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins