Cystic Fibrosis Center
The Cystic Fibrosis Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive family-centered care for children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Since 1993, the program has been awarded affiliate program accreditation status from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, ensuring access to the most current treatments and research findings.
The program serves as a referral center for cystic fibrosis patients identified by the state of Florida’s Newborn Screening Program. The center is equipped to provide prompt interventions with specialized therapies to provide newly diagnosed patients with immediate treatment, in order to prevent complications and promote health.
Conditions we Treat
Treatments and Procedures
- Genetic testing
- Routine blood work
A Comprehensive Approach to Care
The program includes a comprehensive care team including:
- Cystic fibrosis coordinator
- Nurse practitioner
- Respiratory therapist
- Social worker
Programs and Services
The program includes comprehensive services, including:
- Outpatient care clinics
- Family education to support care
- Inpatient care
Education to Support Care
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation assists patients and their families with education, disease management and supportive care.
The program participates in research protocols to advance care and understanding of cystic fibrosis.