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Improving Transition Care: A Transition Toolkit Implementation Project

Published:November 05, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nurpra.2022.10.004

      Highlights

      • Stakeholder engagement and feedback were used to develop a transition toolkit.
      • The toolkit facilitated improvements in clinics’ transition care processes.
      • Lessons are shared for developing practical transition toolkits.

      Abstract

      This project involved developing an easy-to-use transition toolkit for clinics serving children and young adults with chronic illnesses who are transitioning from a pediatric model of care to an adult model of care. Got Transition’s 6 core elements served as a guiding framework for the toolkit, which was developed through an iterative process with substantial stakeholder input. The project was evaluated using a post–then survey and 3 open-ended questions. Large effect sizes (<0.8) were identified for all items evaluated. The transition toolkit was effective for implementing transition care in the participating clinics. Lessons learned through the implementation process are shared.

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      Biography

      Julieanne Cox, MS, is a nurse practitioner at the Granger Medical Clinic, West Valley, UT, and can be contacted at [email protected] .

      Biography

      Bret Lyman, PhD, is an associate professor College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

      Biography

      Matthew Anderson, DNP, is an assistant teaching professor, College of Nursing Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

      Biography

      Marie M. Prothero, PhD, is an assistant teaching professor, College of Nursing Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. The authors acknowledge Stephanie Sund, MSN, RN, and Eric Christensen, MPH, who contributed their expertise, effort, and guidance to developing and evaluating the transition toolkit.