Transition From Pediatric to Adult CF Care
A simple transition from pediatric to adult Cystic Fibrosis care
CF patients are transitioned to our adult cystic fibrosis care program at about age 18-21. One of our goals as a CF team is to ensure a smooth transition from pediatric to adult care, and to educate our patients about taking charge of their own health care and treatments.
What is transition?
At our center, the biggest transition from the pediatric clinic to the adult clinic is adjusting to care to a new provider who specializes in adult CF care. The clinical support team will remain the same. The transition to adult CF care also means that if hospitalized, the patient will be admitted to an adult in-patient unit instead of the pediatric unit.