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Nutrition care and management of Cystic Fibrosis

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In New Zealand the recommended reference for nutrition care and management of cystic fibrosis is the 2017 Nutrition Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand.

These evidence based guidelines cover key nutrition related questions to help guide clinical practice and nutrition care. They follow the NCPT pathway which addresses assessment, intervention, monitoring and evaluation.

The 2017 Guidelines have been developed by dietitians experienced in cystic fibrosis (CF) care in Australia and New Zealand specialist CF centres, with assistance from an interdisciplinary expert group and CF consumers.

The primary custodian is the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand. The guideline recommendations and practice points were approved by the National Health and medical research Council (NHMRC). The New Zealand Child and Youth Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Network guidelines should be used in conjunction with the 2017 Nutrition Guidelines.

The 2017 Nutrition Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis in Australia and New Zealand

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Document last updated: July 2018

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