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Dr. Rob December 12, 2023

Here is the transcript of the video above. Please use the How to Implement PDF in the Materials folder above to help you.

Hi, this is Dr. Robert Gillio. I’m with the Force for Health Network and I’m helping to create a toolkit that can be used online, really leveraging the great work from gottransition.org from which this material is derived. This is to help the practitioner and the practice, get ready for the transition of a pediatric patient to adult healthcare regardless of their condition. But for, our first purposes, sickle cell diabetes, cystic fibrosis are things we’re thinking a lot about.

First of all, there’s six core elements.

  1. A practice should have a policy guide.
  2. It should have tracking and monitoring, tools in place.
  3. The practice should be ready.
  4. The practice should take what they’ve done and their readiness and tracking and policy process and start planning and training, their practitioners, for the transition of care activities.
  5. And then the actual transfer of care is number five.
  6. And transition or completion in sustainability is number six.

So those are things, any practice, whether it be a pediatric practice or an adult practice, getting ready for a patient to transition from a pediatric caregiver within the same practice to an adult or to a same practitioner, say a family practitioner transitioning a child into an adult and having them step up for their care or helping for that transfer to that internist’s or endocrinologist or pulmonologist practice.

There’s an implementation guide. And what I’d like you to do in this course, this little brief lesson, is go through the nine steps within the guide that help you use the various guides for the type of transitions I just mentioned.

  1. Step one will be to secure senior leadership support.
  2. Two will be to form a healthcare transition quality improvement team within your practice and have that team in
  3. Step three, create a plan.And then step four would be to
  4. raise awareness about that plan and awareness about healthcare transition activities and skills.
  5. Step five is to really implement the six core elements, and there’s a guide for each one of these types of elements.
  6. Step six is a plan for sustainability. And that includes a quality of con quality of quality control and a quality improvement process that the team in step two really should step into and be looking at at this point.
  7. Sustain. How do we sustain this Step seven is planning for the spread of this to be more successful, those first few practitioners to others.
  8. Step eight is to communicate that success.
  9. And step nine is tips for success.

Some of the main tips for success are to make sure everyone in your practice is involved as well as the patients and the parents and the families and others on the team, such as community health workers. So use this guide in good health to advance the health of your pediatric patients. If you are reading this or doing this course, congratulations. ’cause that means you’re involved with helping people that in previous years would’ve not have made it to adulthood transition to an adult care practice.

Thank you for being a force for health, for your patients and for being a leader within your practice.