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Cystic fibrosis: clinical review

Cystic fibrosis: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


March 8, 2016


December 5, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Ranjan Suri discusses diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis and potential complications including lung infections. This educational module for primary healthcare professionals offers learning points on pancreatic insufficiency, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, dietary advice and dietary supplements.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article GPs should be better able to:
  • Suspect cystic fibrosis in appropriate cases
  • Describe the natural history of cystic fibrosis
  • Decide whether administration of antibiotics is appropriate
  • Identify complications of cystic fibrosis that need urgent review by the multidisciplinary team of specialist health professionals
  • Provide shared care with the specialist multidisciplinary team for patients in the advanced stages of cystic fibrosis
  • Author

    Activity author
    Dr Ranjan Suri
    Paediatric respiratory consultant
    Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Portex Unit, Institute of Child Health
    University College Hospital

    Test authors
    Professor Ruth Chambers
    GP and honorary professor
    University of Staffordfordshire

    Dr Lizzie Cottrell
    Academic GP registrar


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required