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Nurses Webinar: Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in Hemostasis Care
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Nurses Webinar: Transition From Adolescence to Adulthood in Hemostasis Care

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
14:00 UTC

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Nurses Webinar: Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in Hemostasis Care


June 7, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 UTC

In this webinar, we will define transition and present issues that can act as barriers to self-management and transition from pediatric to adult care. We will discuss ways to approach the transition of care process, including the importance of active involvement from patients, parents and multidisciplinary staff from an early age.

Speaker: Brittany Savage

Moderator: Regina Butler


Brittany Savage

Brittany Savage is a nurse practitioner at Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing at Purdue University in 2009 and her Master’s degree at Purdue University in 2015. Brittany entered hemophilia care in 2011 at IHTC as a clinic nurse and moved into her role as a bleeding disorder nurse practitioner in 2015, specializing in transition from pediatric to adult care. Brittany provides patient care to adolescents and young adults with bleeding disorders and leads IHTC’s transition program. She is a member of the National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center (NHPCC) Transition Work Group and served as a quality improvement coach in 2016 for the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN)/Dartmouth Institute Microsystem Academy quality improvement collaborative focusing on transition.

Regina Butler

Regina Butler is  the Hemophilia Nurse Coordinator at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Clinical Manager of the Division of Hematology. She currently serves as Director of the Hemophilia Treatment Centers in Region III. Ms. Butler has served  as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist in development of educational materials and curricula on bleeding disorders for health care providers and patients and families. In her role at CHOP, Ms Butler coordinates the care of over 450 children with bleeding disorders in collaboration with a large, multi-disciplinary team.

Ms. Butler also has had significant involvement in professional committees and organizations within the hemophilia community, including the National Hemophilia Foundation’s (NHF) Nursing Committee, where she served as a founding member and Chairperson, NHF’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Council, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau Executive Committee. She is the former U.S. representative to the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Nursing Committee and served as a member of its Communications Committee.  Ms. Butler has published numerous papers on hemophilia, patient/family education, nursing education, and nursing perspectives on hemophilia care and HIV risk reduction. Ms. Butler has presented locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in hemophilia care


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