Paediatric to Adult Critical Care Transition

01 Mar 2022

In collaboration with the Paediatric Critical Care Society, we have published guidance to support the transition from paediatric to adult intensive care.

The standards and recommendations set out in this guidance document will assist in the establishment of a working paediatric to adult critical care transition pathway, applicable in all Hospital Trusts. It is recognised that a “one size fits all” approach cannot be used for critical care transition and that certain aspects will be tailored to the specific working requirements of the Trusts involved.

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Appendix one - Paediatric to Adult Critical Care Transition Checklist.

This document will aid you assuring that the key transition steps are met. 

Appendix two - Paediatric to Adult Critical Care Transition Pathway

This document provides an example of the document and communication which must take place. You must use this to complement any local documentation you may have. 

*Both appendices are fully editable and enable a user to fill them out on any mobile device/computer to save the need to print the document.  

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