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Short course

Physiotherapy Study Day: Cystic Fibrosis Next Steps

This study day will provide an opportunity to explore and reflect on putting the skills and knowledge gained from Cystic Fibrosis Essentials into practice.

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 Cystic Fibrosis (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.

York campus

  • Start date – Contact us for further information using the form below.
  • Facilitator - Tracey Daniels, Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for Cystic Fibrosis

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

Course information

By attending this course you will learn

  • An opportunity to share and reflect on applying the knowledge and skills from CF Essentials in clinical practice
  • Diagnosis, routine clinics, annual review, acute reviews, start/mid/end intravenous antibiotics, impatient care
  • Common medications: what, why, when and does it matter to physiotherapists
  • Nebulised and inhaled therapy with a focus on the practical delivery of medication.
  • Sinus management: assessment including outcome measures and sampling, sinus rinses and sinus nebulisation
  • Understanding adherence to treatment, measuring adherence and exploring ways to enhance adherence

Although the days are targeted towards the learning needs of physiotherapists, the knowledge and skills development 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.


What difference will it make to attendees?

The study days aim to develop the confidence of clinicians to review and clinically manage the care of people with cystic fibrosis. This will allow more effective assessment and interaction with people with CF, will support the delivery of CF care in accordance with national standards and service specifications and will help clinicians to support the CF MDT and their physiotherapy colleagues. The knowledge and skills obtained from these study days will also be helpful in other areas of respiratory practice.

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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