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Strategies, best practices, and take-home tools for state-of-the-art care and transition of young adults with chronic conditions

This new course provides clinical updates to optimize the care of young adults with chronic conditions and strategies and best practices for their effective transition to and acceptance into adult medicine.

360-Degree Education

This CME program provides 360-degree education to optimize the care of young adults with chronic conditions, providing:

Updates and guidance for factors that impact clinical strategies and decision-making, including: 

  • Updates for a wide range of chronic conditions
  • Advances to reduce cardiovascular risk in young adult patients
  • Best practices for patients with autism
  • State-of-the-art approaches to manage chronic pain in young adults
  • Current approaches to substance abuse in young adults
  • What to screen for in a young adult cancer survivor
  • Screening for high-risk behaviors and their impact on chronic illness
  • Addressing sexual health and fertility with young adults who have chronic conditions
  • Differentiating treatment as patients age

Best practices and process improvement for transitioning patients to and accepting patients into adult care, including:

  • Timing: when to begin the process of integrating young adults into adult care
  • Evidence-based approaches to prepare patients for adult care
  • How to expediently teach self-management skills
  • Understanding unique needs of patients with pediatric-acquired illness
  • Preventing adverse health outcomes as patients move to adult care
  • Best practices to utilize team-based care to optimize the transition
  • Advocacy and healthcare reform in transition care
  • Encouraging adherence through shared decision-making: when, why, how
  • Devising and implementing effective transition policies and training
  • Developing individualized transition plans
  • Transition timing and tracking of progress
  • Accommodating young adults with developmental disabilities in your setting
  • Assessing functional capacity to determine need for guardianship
  • Social determinants of health in chronic disease management
  • Development of a community health worker program
  • Current approaches to preventive counseling and anticipatory guidance

Education and expert guidance to address questions raised by patients and their families about:

  • Independent living
  • Self-management
  • Self-advocacy
  • Decision-making
  • Information sharing
  • Effective communications
  • Patient self-advocacy with insurance companies and other care providers
  • Transition to college/community living

Education for Family Medicine, Pediatric, Internal Medicine, and Subspecialty practices

Taught by nationally renowned experts, this new program provides state-of-the-art strategies to optimize clinical practices, effectively transition patients to adult care, and help patients elevate their quality of life in the following types of practices:

Family Medicine and Medicine-Pediatric Practices 

  • Encouraging adherence through shared decision making:  when, why, how
  • Differentiating treatment as patients age
  • How to expediently teach self-management skills
  • Current approaches to preventative counseling and anticipatory guidance

Pediatric Practices: Strategies and Best Practices to Successfully Transition Young Adults to Adult Care

  • Transition timing and tracking of progress
  • Assessing functional capacity to determine need for guardianship
  • Developing individualized transition plans
  • Devising and implementing effective transition policies

Internal Medicine Practices: Strategies and Best Practices to Successfully Onboard Young Adults into Your Practice

  • Understanding unique needs of patients with pediatric acquired illness
  • Quality improvement strategies to optimize care of young adults
  • Updates to prevent adverse health outcomes as patients move to adult care
  • Accommodating needs of young adults with developmental disabilities in your setting

Pediatric Subspecialty Practices

  • Screening for high risk behaviors and their impact on chronic illness
  • Educating patients on impact of chronic illness on future fertility and pregnancy risks
  • Best practices for transition timing: start early and track progress
  • Referring to adult primary care providers as medical home for young adults

Adult Subspecialty Practices

  • Encouraging adherence to optimize health outcomes
  • Addressing sexual health and fertility issues
  • Utilizing shared decision making to set goals with patients
  • Accommodating needs of young adults with developmental disabilities in your setting