QI Program & Achievements

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.


NACFC presentations:

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

2021 Effective and Timely Communication Between Patients and the Adult CF Providers

2021 Improving Center Communication for Pregnant CF Patients

2021 Improving CF Patient Registry Timely Data Entry

2021 Improving Home Spirometry Adherence for Out-Patient CF Clinic

2021 Telehealth vs Face-to-Face Annual Respiratory Education for Pediatric Out-Patient CF Clinic Visit

2021 Resiliency Training for Maintaining and Improving the CF Staff’s Mental Health

2022 Increasing Physical Therapy (PT) Encounters in CF Clinic

2022 Improving Spacer Usage for Out-patient Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinic

2022 Increasing BMI % in CF Clinic Using Novel Algorithm

2022 Improving Out-Patient Pediatric CF Quarterly Clinic Visits

2022 Reducing Appointment Duration Through Monitoring Clinic Flow

2022 Improving Care for Pregnant Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patients by Increasing Knowledge in Obstetric Providers

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