A new CME module is now available which focuses on rehabilitation in cystic fibrosis patients. The module is led by the director Prof. Ioannis Vogiatzis, who is accompanied by Dr. Donald Urquhart and Prof. Andrew Jones.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the commonest life-threatening inherited disease. Chest physiotherapy is a cornerstone of CF care to help remove thickened mucus from CF airways. There is accumulating evidence that exercise provides many benefits in persons with CF including a slower of rate of lung function decline and improved life expectancy.
Exercise also improves glycaemic control, bone health and quality of life and has been demonstrated to be effective at facilitating mucus clearance from peripheral airways. This module will provide evidence of the effectiveness of exercise in CF and review current recommendation for exercise in this population. Furthermore, the module will look into the question of exercise as a substitute for airway clearance in CF. Highly-effective CFTR modulators are anticipated to improve life expectancy, and could also facilitate participation in leisure and exercise programmes.
The module involves interactive case simulations, panel discussion videos, suggested readings and will end in a CME test. Participants with a myERS account will also be able to take a test on the topic at the end of the module, which is accredited with one CME credit. A CME certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the CME test.