We would like to share some new educational resources for primary care providers from the Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic. These can all be found on the Seattle Children’s website: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/gender-clinic/education-resources-healthcare-professionals/
This free online course is composed of two parts focused on preparing primary care providers to care for gender-diverse youth.
Continuing education credits (CNE/CME) are available. There is an optional pre/post survey for research and evaluation.
- This is a new way for community providers to get advice and support directly from the SCH gender clinic team. If your consult question is of a non-urgent nature, you can submit your question directly via the new e-consult order in EpicCare Link. E-consult questions can be submitted by any member of the care team for any patient (not just those who are seen at the Gender Clinic) who is under age 21. E-consults will be responded to by a member of the SCGC team within three business days.
- Additional information and FAQs about EpicCare Link and the e-consult can be found in the PDF link above. Providers must have access to EpicCare Link to submit an e-consult. To request access, click here: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/gateway/getting-started/
- Treatment protocols were created by providers at Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic using a combination of multiple resources, including the Endocrine Society, World Professional Society for Transgender Health (WPATH), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) guidelines for gender-affirming care, and common practices in our clinic.
- The protocols are meant to be used as examples to guide the management of gender-affirming medications. They include information on puberty blockers, testosterone, menstrual suppression, estradiol, spironolactone and progesterone.
- Seattle Children’s is planning to launch Project ECHO by spring 2022. Through this education and consultation platform, they will support primary care clinics that are interested in providing gender-affirming care to youth.
- Zoom sessions will be once a month and will include a short didactic and case presentation and discussion. Registration is not yet open, but please fill out the brief survey in the above link to let them know you are interested in joining.
- Quality Improvement MOC (Part 4) points will be available.
Please feel free to share these resources with anyone who may be interested.