Session: MON 290-291-Endocrine Nursing
Poster Board MON-291
The role of nursing in providing continuity of care and promoting self-care and empowerment in chronic conditions has been previously demonstrated (3). The Pediatric Endocrine Unit and the Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism service of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) have developed a patient-centered transition program in which nursing plays a central role in the bridge between pediatric and adult care. This innovative program involves endocrine and diabetes nurses working closely with pediatric and adult providers to deliver interventions including age-adapted patient education programs using electronic devices (i.e. computers,tablets, etc), structured electronic medical records linking pediatric and adult records, joint clinics run by pediatric and adult endocrinologists, and nurse-led case management. This systematic approach involves patients and their families in the transition process to promote patient autonomy and empower adolescents to take increasing responsibility for their care while avoiding shortfalls and barriers to effective transition.
Nothing to Disclose: AAD, MH, FP, FA, TG, SE, AP, NP
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