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2014 ISHLT 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions


PMSY06 - Joint ISHLT/IPTA Symposium: Here They Come: Preparing Pediatric Patients for Transition To Adult Care


Apr 10, 2014 8:00am ‐ Apr 10, 2014 10:00am

Description

Transition is defined as “the process by which adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood illnesses are prepared to take charge of their lives and their health in adulthood”.  Effective transition programs have the potential to decrease morbidity and mortality associated with transfer of care and can improve quality of life. This session will discuss issues essential to successful transition of pediatric patients to adult care, including patient and family challenges, as well as potential strategies/interventions to meet these challenges.

Presentation Includes: 

  • Ready or Not? Assessment of Transition Readiness
  • Developmental /Psychosocial Challenges to Transition
  • Family Factors that Impact Transition
  • Strategies for Transition Preparation in Adolescent Transplant Recipients
  • Outcomes in Pediatric Thoracic Transplant Recipients Transitioned to Adult Care
  • Case Presentation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Case Presentation
  • Panel Discussion
  • Panel Discussion

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