Most people with cystic fibrosis require intensive and dynamic care. People with cystic fibrosis benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to care, which involves doctors, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, social workers, physiotherapists and psychologists. It is of utmost importance that these professionals have specialized training in treating cystic fibrosis. Generally, a specialized multidisciplinary cystic fibrosis team is only found in hospital settings.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) offers a cystic fibrosis care center network. The CFF care center network is a model for other care centers and has been recognized by the National Institute of Health as effective health care for people with cystic fibrosis. CFF has accredited over 110 care centers across the United States, ensuring that each care center meets a high standard of treatment [source: CFF]. Both the United Kingdom [source: CFT] and Canada [source: CFC] offer an easy-to-use system for finding appropriate cystic fibrosis care centers new you.