Short course

Physiotherapy Study Day: Cystic Fibrosis Essentials

This study day will cover everything needed for a physiotherapist to review a person with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) with confidence.

This study day will combine taught theory with discussion and practical experience in order to explore and expand each person’s knowledge of the potential issues for people with CF and how to best support people with CF in managing these issues. Participants will be encouraged to also explore how interventions common in CF care may be applied to other respiratory populations and the limitations and benefits of this cross pollination.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – 09:30-16:30
  • Start date – 23rd November 2019 
  • Facilitator - Tracey Daniels, Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for Cystic Fibrosis

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

By attending this course you will learn

  • A life with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Not just the lungs
  • ‘Their chest is clear’ – assessing the CF chest
  • The main event – physiotherapy
  • Help! Where to access support

Although the day is targeted towards the learning needs of physiotherapists, the information will be useful to any band 5-7 clinician with an interest in Cystic Fibrosis, or whose role brings them into contact with people with CF during the on-call, weekend, cover aspect of their role or any who are early into their role working with people with Cystic Fibrosis.

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What difference will it make to attendees?

This study day will aim to develop the confidence of clinicians to review and clinically manage the care of people with cystic fibrosis. It will also aim to develop knowledge and skills which will be helpful in other areas of respiratory practice. Confident clinicians should be better able to manage their CF caseload beyond a basic level.  They will also be able to review and develop multiple skills such as inhalation therapy, airway clearance and continence which will be applicable to general respiratory caseloads.

Course leader biographies

Tracey Daniels graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999, completed an MSc in management of long-term health conditions in 2009 and qualified as a non-medical prescriber in 2013.  She has worked in various CF centres across the UK and is currently the Specialist Physiotherapist for Cystic Fibrosis at the York Hull Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, and also guest lectures at York St John University and Leeds Beckett University.

Tracey was editor for the CF trust/ACPCF physiotherapy guidelines, lead for the Cystic Fibrosis section of the British Thoracic Society guidelines for the Physiotherapy management of the adult, medical, spontaneously breathing patient and a member of the NICE quality standards for Cystic Fibrosis committee.  She has published within the areas of physiotherapy management of Cystic Fibrosis, adherence and nebulised medication and regularly lectures at a national and international level about physiotherapy aspects of Cystic Fibrosis care.

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