Module 2: Practical organisation of transition and developing the key skills

Module 2: Practical organisation of transition and developing the key skills

Module 2: Introduction

This module covers the key elements to implement effective transition care in clinical practice. It is intended to be completed after module 1 which sets out the challenges faced by this patient group. This second module includes, firstly, an overview of evidence-based recommendations from the relevant EAACI guideline, practical ‘free access’ resources for healthcare professionals, patients and their network gathered in the EAACI ‘teen tool box’ position paper, as well as practical organisational aspects to consider to set up a transition clinic or service. The second part of the module covers practical aspects to improve adherence, self-management and communication with AYA, such as motivational interviewing skills. This will be followed by a summary highlighting the key principles for effective transition care. Real-life case scenarios as well as consultations with actors will be used to illustrate important concepts.

Intended module learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Use helpful strategies and skills to support AYA to better self-manage their allergies and asthma.
  2. Effectively communicate with AYA.
  3. Identify and implement the key features of effective transition care.
  4. Set up a transition service for AYA with allergies and asthma.

Part 1. Practical organisation of the transition process and transfer to adult care

EAACI guideline on the effective transition: generic and allergy and asthma specific recommendations (Graham Roberts)

The EAACI teen tool box (Marta Vazquez-Ortiz)

Setting up an adolescent and young adult transition service: aims, which healthcare professionals, practical considerations, work flow (Claudia Gore)

Part 2: Developing key skills to manage adolescent and young adults

Communicating with adolescents (Claudia Gore)

Using elements from motivational interviewing (Audrey Dunn Galvin)

Helping to optimise adherence and self-management (Graham Roberts)

Putting your new transition skills into practice (Marta Vazquez-Ortiz)

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