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Lesson 4: Transitioning to Adult Care – The Transfer Phase – Families

Dr. Rob November 30, 2023

Transitioning to Adult Care – The Transfer Phase

– Completing Transfer Packages

The transfer of care is a pivotal moment in the transition process. In this section, you’ll explore the completion of transfer packages, which include the final transition readiness assessment, your loved one’s plan of care with transition goals and prioritized actions, medical summaries, emergency care plans, and, if needed, legal documents and condition fact sheets.
You’ll learn about the importance of these packages and how to ensure they contain all the necessary information for a successful transfer. By the end of this module, you’ll understand your role in creating and facilitating transfer packages.

– Communicating with Adult Clinicians

Effective communication with selected adult clinicians is crucial for a smooth transfer of care. This section will guide you through the process of preparing letters with transfer packages, sending them to adult clinicians, and confirming their receipt.
You’ll also learn about ongoing communication with adult clinicians about the pending transfer of care. By the end of this module, you’ll be well-prepared to engage in open and transparent communication during the transfer process.

– Clarifying an Adult Approach to Care
Understanding the differences in an adult approach to care is vital as your loved one transitions from pediatric to adult settings. This section explores key aspects of adult care, including shared decision-making, privacy and consent considerations, access to information, adherence to care, preferred communication methods, and health literacy needs.
You’ll gain insights into how to adapt to these differences and ensure a smooth transition for your loved one. By the end of this module, you’ll be proficient in clarifying the adult approach to care and addressing any concerns or questions that may arise.