Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Management

 Alex, 2-years old and the first child for parents Michael and Kim, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis one year ago. The pediatric nurse practitioner recommended testing for Cystic Fibrosis after seeing Alex for his 9-month well-child check-up and discovering that he measured very low on growth and weight charts in comparison to other 9-month-old babies. Alex has had three respiratory infections in the last 6 months that have required hospitalization. You are the home care nurse that is assigned to develop a home care plan for Alex and his family following discharge from his most recent hospitalization. Using course readings and other evidence-based nursing care resources as a guide, prepare a paper that: · Determine the home care resources needed to promote health and minimize hospitalizations for Alex · Identifies members of the interprofessional care team that will contribute to management of Alex’s chronic illness (Michael and Kim, Alex’s parents, are integral members of this team) · Describes evidence-based therapeutic communication strategies that you would use with Alex, his parents, and the interprofessional care team.