Little Harbor, New Castle, New Hampshire


Cystic Fibrosis Teenager Transitioning to Adult Care

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About the Client:
We are committed to supporting our 17-year-old teenager who has cystic fibrosis (CF) as they transition from pediatric to adult care. This period marks a significant milestone in their healthcare journey, and our primary goal is to empower them with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to manage their condition independently and navigate the complexities of adult healthcare services effectively.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in cystic fibrosis care and transitional care to provide comprehensive support for our teenager during this transition period. This project involves educating them on managing CF independently, promoting adherence to treatment regimens, and facilitating a smooth transition to adult healthcare services, ensuring continuity of care and optimal health outcomes.


– **Education on CF Management:**
– Provide comprehensive education to the teenager on the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis, including the underlying genetic mutations, pulmonary manifestations, gastrointestinal complications, and nutritional considerations.
– Teach them about the importance of adherence to treatment regimens, including airway clearance techniques, inhalation therapies, enzyme replacement therapy, nutritional supplements, and medication management.

– **Promotion of Adherence to Treatment Regimens:**
– Collaborate with the teenager and their family to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their specific needs, preferences, and lifestyle factors.
– Implement strategies to promote treatment adherence, such as establishing a daily routine for medication administration, incorporating treatments into their daily activities, and utilizing reminder systems or adherence tools as needed.

– **Transition to Adult Healthcare Services:**
– Facilitate a seamless transition from pediatric to adult CF care by coordinating appointments with adult healthcare providers, assisting with the transfer of medical records, and ensuring continuity of care.
– Provide guidance and support to the teenager in navigating the adult healthcare system, including understanding insurance coverage, accessing support services, and advocating for their healthcare needs.

– **Psychosocial Support and Empowerment:**
– Offer emotional support and counseling to the teenager and their family as they navigate the transition process, addressing any fears, anxieties, or concerns they may have about moving to adult care.
– Empower the teenager to take ownership of their healthcare management by fostering self-advocacy skills, problem-solving abilities, and confidence in communicating with healthcare providers.

– **Follow-up and Monitoring:**
– Conduct regular follow-up assessments to monitor the teenager’s adherence to treatment regimens, assess their pulmonary function, nutritional status, and overall health status, and identify any barriers or challenges they may encounter.
– Adjust interventions and provide additional support as needed to address any issues or concerns that arise during the transition process, ensuring the teenager’s ongoing health and well-being.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in cystic fibrosis nursing and transitional care, with a focus on supporting adolescents and young adults with CF as they transition to adult care.
– Proficiency in educating patients and families on CF management, treatment regimens, and self-care strategies, with a strong emphasis on promoting adherence and self-management skills.
– Experience in facilitating transitions between pediatric and adult healthcare settings, including coordinating care, addressing psychosocial needs, and advocating for continuity of care.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage adolescents and young adults in their healthcare management, build trust, and foster collaborative relationships.
– Knowledge of adolescent development and psychosocial issues, with the ability to provide age-appropriate education, support, and counseling to teenagers and their families.
– Empathy and compassion, coupled with the ability to understand and address the unique challenges and concerns faced by adolescents with chronic illnesses and their families during the transition to adult care.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Dedication to providing patient-centered care that respects the autonomy, preferences, and goals of the teenager and their family, while promoting their active participation in healthcare decision-making.
– Empowerment and advocacy skills to support the teenager in becoming self-reliant and confident in managing their condition independently, while also advocating for their healthcare needs within the adult healthcare system.
– Flexibility and adaptability to tailor interventions and support strategies to meet the evolving needs and circumstances of the teenager and their family throughout the transition process.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Transitional Care for a 17-year-old Teenager with Cystic Fibrosis**

– **Patient:** 17-year-old teenager
– **Condition:** Cystic fibrosis
– **Requirements:** Education on managing CF independently, adherence to treatment regimens, and support with transitioning to adult healthcare services

The goal is to empower the teenager with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to manage their cystic fibrosis independently and navigate the transition from pediatric to adult care successfully, ensuring continuity of care and optimal health outcomes as they enter adulthood.


Total Budget: $305,683.20