The Children's Hospital of San Antonio's Cystic Fibrosis Center is accredited by the North American Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, dieticians, and social workers is dedicated to providing state of the art care to children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).
When necessary, pediatric patients are treated on an inpatient basis at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, where staff nurses, dieticians, respiratory therapist, and child life specialists are trained to care for the medical, psychological, and social aspects of CF. Consultation from endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, ear nose and throat specialists, and surgeons experienced in the care of patients with CF is available on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. We strictly enforce Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-recommended infection control practices both in the clinic and in the hospital.
Our Center follows the guidelines set by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for care including the recommendation that all patients attend quarterly clinic visits quarterly where nutritional and pulmonary status can be evaluated and therapies can be changed to maximize the child's nutrition and lungs.
State-of-the-art therapies and research studies are also discussed at these visits. In addition, our social worker is available to help with insurance and school/work related issues to help each child and family cope with the many challenges, both financial and social, that come with a chronic disease like CF.