Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Batross and Dr. Bhatnagar


Cystic Fibrosis, Pathophysiology, Lung Disease, Nursing

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a complex disease caused by an autosomal recessive gene mutation that results in the dysfunction of chloride transport proteins in epithelial tissues. The resultant highly viscous secretions can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive complications. Although modern treatment has become more individually targeted and the average life expectancy has increased in recent years, no cure has been discovered. It affects over 80,000 people worldwide, with 30,000 affected individuals living in the United States alone. This poster aims to provide a brief overview of the pathophysiologic processes, treatment therapies, and nursing considerations for Cystic Fibrosis.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use

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Nursing Commons



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