Poor transition and transfer of adolescents to adult care may lead to non-adherence, which may lead to complications of the disease. Transition and transfer are successful when all stakeholders work together, including adolescent, parent(s) or caregiver, pediatric gastroenterology team, and the adult gastroenterology team. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the definition of, rationale for, timeline, and process of transition/transfer of care.
- Identify effective tools that can be used for transition assessment, planning, and transfer.
- Utilize a documentation template as patients prepare for transfer of care.
- Identify transition related resources.
MAUREEN M. KELLY, DNP, RN, CPNP
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF NURSING
NURSE PRACTITIONER, DIVISION OF PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
CHAPEL HILL, NC