Quality Improvement Program and Accomplishments
Since 2007, the Central Texas CF Center has participated in many Quality Improvement (QI) initiatives. QI provides CF centers, like ours, the opportunity to make a significant, positive impact on the health of our patients. The availability of center-specific outcomes data and the support of the CF Foundation are important advantages for these QI efforts.
“Because of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the outlook for children with Cystic Fibrosis improves every year, and life expectancy continues to rise beyond what anyone thought possible just a few decades ago…The Foundation’s emphasis on improving care through innovative quality improvement efforts is paying off immeasurably for children with CF, who increasingly are growing into healthy, active adults.” -Mimi Saffer, executive director of the Alliance.
Our center has been recognized internationally for our QI initiatives at the North American CF Conference (NACFC) throughout the years. NACFC provides a collaborative and educational forum for all CF professionals. This international meeting brings together scientists, clinicians, and caregivers from around the world to discuss and share ideas on the latest advances in CF research, care, and drug development and to exchange ideas about ways to improve the health and quality of life for people with CF.
Our Center received the CF Foundation Quality Care Award in 2011-2012 and 2016-2017.
2010 and 2014 Improving Inpatient and Outpatient Communication
2011 and 2019 ImPOWER Education Flipchart
2011 Utilizing a visual Resource and Demonstration in Education on Pancreatic Insufficiency
2014 Improving Patient and Family Satisfaction and Care in Respiratory
2015 Choosing a Respiratory Equipment that Satisfies Patients’ Need and Hospital Budge: Nebulizers
2017 Stream-lining CF Clinic Culture Result Report Out
2017 Improving the Number of Adult Patients who have CF Clinic
2017 Improving the Number of Quantity Not Sufficient (QNS)
2018 Reinventing Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Day with Technology
2018 Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Respiratory Treatment Order for Effectiveness
2019 Nutritional Status in a Cohort of Adult CF Patients and Multidisciplinary Interventions
2019 The Impact of Adding Clinical Pharmacy Services in the Out-Patient Pediatric Clinic
2019 Implementation of Anti-Microbial Stewardship
2019 Patient Out-Patient Action Discharge Plan
2020 Evaluation of Medication Possession Ratio Before and After initiation of Elexacaftor/Tezacaftor/Ivacaftor in an Adult CF Clinic
2020 Highly Effective CFTR Modulator Therapy Affects Body Composition in People with CF
2020 How Trikafta is Changing Sputum Culture Collection for People with CF
2020 In Clinic Physical Therapy Interventions Improves Cardiovascular Endurance for adult CF patients
2020 Improving the Outcome of MRSA w/ a Center-Established Eradication Protocol
2020 Standardizing CF Education and Care from Outpatient to Inpatient Unit
2020 Modifying Communication & Care for Out-Patient Clinic Visits During COVID-19
2020 Improving Clinic Communication for Telehealth in Out-Patient CF Clinic Visits
2020 CF Care Team Psychosocial Resiliency Before and During COVID-19 Pandemic