The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force

Adrienne Kovacs, Geraldine Cullen-Dean, Sandra Aiello, Cindy Wasyliw, Jeanine L. Harrison, Qunyu Li, Erwin N. Oechslin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

There is consensus regarding the importance of a thoughtful and coordinated transition process to support adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) as they take increasing responsibility for their health care management and transfer from pediatric to adult care. Few CHD teams, however, offer formal transition programs. This paper describes the development of the Toronto CHD Transition Task Force, which is an interdisciplinary group of pediatric and adult providers committed to undertaking practical strategies to optimize the transition and transfer of adolescents and young adults with CHD. Task Force initiatives are described in three categories: (1) patient and family education, (2) preparation for transfer, and (3) coordinated transfer of care. It is hope that the experiences and resources of this Task Force will assist other programs interested in developing or expanding their transition services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalProgress in Pediatric cardiology
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Advisory Committees
Heart Diseases
Young Adult
Hope
Transition to Adult Care
Patient Education
Consensus
Pediatrics
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Transfer
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Cite this

Kovacs, A., Cullen-Dean, G., Aiello, S., Wasyliw, C., Harrison, J. L., Li, Q., & Oechslin, E. N. (2012). The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force. Progress in Pediatric cardiology, 34(1), 21-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppedcard.2012.05.005

The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force. / Kovacs, Adrienne; Cullen-Dean, Geraldine; Aiello, Sandra; Wasyliw, Cindy; Harrison, Jeanine L.; Li, Qunyu; Oechslin, Erwin N.

In: Progress in Pediatric cardiology, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.08.2012, p. 21-26.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kovacs, A, Cullen-Dean, G, Aiello, S, Wasyliw, C, Harrison, JL, Li, Q & Oechslin, EN 2012, 'The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force', Progress in Pediatric cardiology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 21-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ppedcard.2012.05.005
Kovacs, Adrienne ; Cullen-Dean, Geraldine ; Aiello, Sandra ; Wasyliw, Cindy ; Harrison, Jeanine L. ; Li, Qunyu ; Oechslin, Erwin N. / The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force. In: Progress in Pediatric cardiology. 2012 ; Vol. 34, No. 1. pp. 21-26.
@article{6980e61a114d4015a4eef7d4ac0525a9,
title = "The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force",
abstract = "There is consensus regarding the importance of a thoughtful and coordinated transition process to support adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) as they take increasing responsibility for their health care management and transfer from pediatric to adult care. Few CHD teams, however, offer formal transition programs. This paper describes the development of the Toronto CHD Transition Task Force, which is an interdisciplinary group of pediatric and adult providers committed to undertaking practical strategies to optimize the transition and transfer of adolescents and young adults with CHD. Task Force initiatives are described in three categories: (1) patient and family education, (2) preparation for transfer, and (3) coordinated transfer of care. It is hope that the experiences and resources of this Task Force will assist other programs interested in developing or expanding their transition services.",
keywords = "Adolescent, Congenital heart disease, Transfer, Transition",
author = "Adrienne Kovacs and Geraldine Cullen-Dean and Sandra Aiello and Cindy Wasyliw and Harrison, {Jeanine L.} and Qunyu Li and Oechslin, {Erwin N.}",
year = "2012",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ppedcard.2012.05.005",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "34",
pages = "21--26",
journal = "Progress in Pediatric Cardiology",
issn = "1058-9813",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The Toronto congenital heart disease transition task force

AU - Kovacs, Adrienne

AU - Cullen-Dean, Geraldine

AU - Aiello, Sandra

AU - Wasyliw, Cindy

AU - Harrison, Jeanine L.

AU - Li, Qunyu

AU - Oechslin, Erwin N.

PY - 2012/8/1

Y1 - 2012/8/1

N2 - There is consensus regarding the importance of a thoughtful and coordinated transition process to support adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) as they take increasing responsibility for their health care management and transfer from pediatric to adult care. Few CHD teams, however, offer formal transition programs. This paper describes the development of the Toronto CHD Transition Task Force, which is an interdisciplinary group of pediatric and adult providers committed to undertaking practical strategies to optimize the transition and transfer of adolescents and young adults with CHD. Task Force initiatives are described in three categories: (1) patient and family education, (2) preparation for transfer, and (3) coordinated transfer of care. It is hope that the experiences and resources of this Task Force will assist other programs interested in developing or expanding their transition services.

AB - There is consensus regarding the importance of a thoughtful and coordinated transition process to support adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) as they take increasing responsibility for their health care management and transfer from pediatric to adult care. Few CHD teams, however, offer formal transition programs. This paper describes the development of the Toronto CHD Transition Task Force, which is an interdisciplinary group of pediatric and adult providers committed to undertaking practical strategies to optimize the transition and transfer of adolescents and young adults with CHD. Task Force initiatives are described in three categories: (1) patient and family education, (2) preparation for transfer, and (3) coordinated transfer of care. It is hope that the experiences and resources of this Task Force will assist other programs interested in developing or expanding their transition services.

KW - Adolescent

KW - Congenital heart disease

KW - Transfer

KW - Transition

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84864989992&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84864989992&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2012.05.005

DO - 10.1016/j.ppedcard.2012.05.005

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84864989992

VL - 34

SP - 21

EP - 26

JO - Progress in Pediatric Cardiology

JF - Progress in Pediatric Cardiology

SN - 1058-9813

IS - 1

ER -