Transitions of Care

A Successful Approach to Managing Pediatric to Adult Transitions of Care

A Successful Approach to Managing Pediatric to Adult Transitions of Care

Transitioning from a pediatric to an adult provider can be a challenge for all members of the care team. Transitions toolkits have been developed for Type 1 Diabetes, Growth Hormone Deficiency, and Turner Syndrome to help ease this transition.

Type 1 Diabetes

  • Provider Assessment of Patient Skill Set PDF: A checklist to help the pediatric care team begin a conversation with the patient about what they need to do to successfully manage their diabetes without parental supervision.
  • Patient Self-assessment of Worries, Concerns, and Burdens PDF: An assessment of relevant psycho-social, familial, and cognitive factors that the adult care team should be aware of when caring for their new patient.
  • Recommended Approach to Planning for Pediatric Practices: Pediatric practices with a guide for how to begin the transition process for patients with type 1 diabetes.
  • Clinical Summary PDF: A template for the pediatric care provider to summarize the patient’s medical record, which is then transferred to the adult care provider.
  • Recommended Approach to Receiving a New Patient: Receiving suggestions for the adult provider and includes information on how to begin the final phase of the transition.
  • "Welcome to the Practice" Guide: A tool for developing practice resources to be given to new patients with information on transportation, after-hours contact information, lab testing/results, etc.
  • Visitor Information Form PDF: A form for use by the emerging adult when first seeing their new provider to let them know who can be informed of personal health information or be allowed in the room during examination.

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Growth Hormone Deficiency

  • Assessment of Patient Skills PDF: A checklist to help the pediatric care team begin a conversation with the patient about what they need to do to successfully manage their growth hormone deficiency without parental supervision.
  • Patient Self-assessment of Worries, Concerns, and Burdens PDF: An assessment of relevant psycho-social, familial, and cognitive factors that the adult care team should be aware of when caring for their new patient.
  • Clinical Summary PDF: A template for the pediatric care provider to summarize the patient’s medical record, which is then transferred to the adult care provider.
  • Recommended Approach to Receiving a New Patient: A resource for the adult provider and includes information on how to begin the final phase of the transition.
  • Dosing Guide PDF: An overview of dosing strategies for patients with growth hormone deficiency.

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Turner Syndrome

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Read our special collection of journal articles focused on diabetes! These were published in 2018-19, with curation guided by Altmetric Attention Score and Feature Article designation.

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