The translation and education program of work of the CRE-PF is overseen by the Translation, EDucation and Support (TEDS) sub-committee. The sub-committee members are:
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The TEDS committee extends their thanks to former members Ms Susanne Webster, Mr Michael Bartlett, Dr Greg Keir, Ms Kelcie Herrmann, Ms Brigitta Rose, Ms Jennifer Walsh and Ms Chantale Dorrington.
The CRE-PF is in a unique position to ensure the transfer of existing knowledge into clinical practice, to improve the lives of people with PF. Crucial to this are our close partnerships with the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) and Lung Foundation Australia (LFA).
Critical elements of patient care in PF, and the key issues the CRE-PF focuses on are:
1) The use of standard operating procedures for diagnosis; and
2) Suggestions for PF management, which form the basis of clinical decision support tools to promote evidence-based care.
The CRE-PF has developed and disseminated patient-centred educational resources for people with pulmonary fibrosis, as well as educating and supporting health professionals in their delivery. We are partnered with the peak patient body in lung health, Lung Foundation Australia (LFA), to provide patient education and support informed by identified patient needs.
To this end, we have: