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“Burn transition care; we're ready when you are”
When you and the Burns team feel that you are ready to transfer, you will start to plan your first visit to the Adult Burns Service. Some services might organise a visit first to meet the new team, or a visit at the same time as your first appointment.
There are some things you can do in preparation for your transition that will be really helpful for the new team who will need to get to know you. While the doctors and nurses will have passed on important details in your medical notes, sometimes it helps to make a summary yourself of the important things you would want them to know. Some services might have given you a form to fill in prior to transition. This is sometimes called a ‘patient passport’, or even a ‘transition summary’. We have created a handy template for you to summarise your important details!
As well as completing a summary like this, it can be helpful to think in advance of any specific questions you might have for your new team. It can be really good to note these down beforehand as people often find that when they visit a new place or meet new people their mind goes blank! Have a look at the Ask Your Doctor for ideas about common questions. Here are a few more:
- What is going to be different about the adult service?
- Can I have a look around the ward beforehand if I have to come for surgery?
- What is the plan going to be for my care?
- Are there any other young people I can talk to who have already moved to the adult service?
- Where will I go for outpatient appointments?
- Will there be a psychologist that I can see?
- Do you have a burns camp or support group?