Hospital & Procedures
Most children with CF will require a hospital admission at some stage.
Most admissions are planned to treat an infection in the lungs or an exacerbation of CF. An admission is a good opportunity to catch up with the members of the CF team and overview current medications and treatment plans.
Between 40 and 60% of children report feelings of mild to intense anxiety before an invasive medical treatment. Procedural anxiety is an excessive fear or worry about a medical procedure. A level of worry or fear is common, however, if it gets to the point where it is causing ongoing stress to the child, or interfering with the ability to carry out required medical treatment, further support may be required.