Redefining the Rites of Passage: A Comprehensive Approach to Preparing Pediatric Patients for Adult Care
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Transition readiness has quickly risen to the top of many healthcare organizations’ strategic aims. In order to facilitate a smooth transition to adult care, a systematic, yet individualized approach is necessary. Research clearly demonstrates the detrimental effects of unpreparedness for adult care, including higher incidences of missed appointments and delayed care--failure to manage their chronic condition, in turn, leads to increased emergency room visits, hospital admissions, and surgical procedures. In order to mitigate the risk for these detrimental outcomes, this webinar will give attendees the tools to design a transition program for any chronic illness, complete with outlined goals, readiness assessments, and targeted interventions to ensure patients are confident, knowledgeable, and proficient consumers of healthcare.
After this webinar, participants will:
Be able to articulate the empirical benefits associated with structured transition programs as well as the negative sequelae that can ensue when patients are not prepared for their transition to adult care
Obtain the tools needed to implement a systematic, scaffolded approach to diagnostic education, therefore ensuring preparation and readiness for transition
Understand the process of creating, instituting, and measuring the outcomes associated with a structured transition program for patients with chronic illnesses
Recommended Exam Domain: Assessment
Annie Duplechain is a Certified Child Life Specialist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In her current position, Annie provides child life interventions to infants, children, teens, and young adults with bleeding disorders. By integrating a comprehensive and scaffolded approach to diagnostic education, Annie ensures that her patients are able to independently manage their chronic condition, thus ensuring that they are able to transition to adult care with ease.
Before pursuing a career in child life, Annie completed a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Special Education and spent three years as a fourth grade teacher. Her experience as an educator, in conjunction with the knowledge and skills garnered through her child life clinical experiences, has provided her with a sound foundation to develop and implement developmentally appropriate diagnostic and health skills education to her patients. Annie, in partnership with her colleague and co-presenter, Allie Anglim, has developed a systematic, yet individualized, approach to diagnostic education and transition readiness.
Allie Anglim, also a Certified Child Life Specialist Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has honed her program development skills after helping to establish two different child life programs. Initially helping to establish the child life program at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, and then, pioneering a child life role with the bleeding disorder team at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Allie has demonstrated her expertise in program development and implementation. Her clinical experience will offer attendees practical advice and insight into developing programming at their own institution.
Currently, she works on an inpatient acute care unit and as an integral member of the liver transplant team, providing psychosocial and coping support for patients and family preparing for or following a liver transplant, as well as a variety of other patient populations and diagnoses every day.
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