Transitioning Pediatric Patients to an Adult Facility

Transitioning Pediatric Patients - Kidney Talk

Being a teenager and dealing with dialysis presents one set of challenges. Transitioning to an adult facility brings different challenges for patients and their family members. Helen Currier, RN, is Director of Renal Care at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. This topic is a passion of hers. Lori and Helen discuss the issues that are unique to pediatrics, and share insights and best practices on how to prepare young patients for the responsibilities of managing their care in adult treatment settings.

For additional information, see chapter 9 in the Forum of ESRD Networks Transition of Care Toolkit.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

Hosted By Lori Hartwell

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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