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INTERACT

INTERACT 2018-06-05T15:24:32+00:00

Improve your quality of care and survey results.

INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program shown to reduce hospital readmissions by up to 24 percent1. The program is designed to target three key strategies to help you reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations:

  1. Prevent conditions from becoming severe enough to require acute hospital care.
  2. Manage selected acute conditions in the nursing home.
  3. Improve advance care planning for residents for whom a palliative of comfort care plan is appropriate.

The INTERACT eCurriculum includes online training as well as guides, resources and tools that give you everything you need to start the process of safely reducing unnecessary hospital transfers, admissions and hospital readmissions.

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See how the INTERACT eCurriculum is impacting the nursing staff

INTERACT eCurriculum

The INTERACT eCurriculum is comprised of 11 modules covering all aspects of the INTERACT quality improvement program from the perspective of every role involved, including medical directors, administrators, physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs, social workers, LPNs, CNAs, rehabilitation staff, dietary, housekeeping and family members.

The curriculum is available at no cost – anytime, anywhere from Medline University. Hear from Joseph Ouslander, MD, creator of INTERACT by watching the video

Find out what our customers are saying about the benefits of completing the INTERACT eCurriculum.

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“We immediately saw a significant decrease in re-hospitalizations. Within weeks of implementing INTERACT, our 30-day readmission rate fell from about 30.5 percent to 10.6 percent.”

Casey King, LNHA Administrator, Mansfield, OH

Citations

1. Ouslander, MD, Joseph, et al. “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents: Frequency, Causes, and Costs.” Journal of the American Geriatric Association. no. 58 (2010): 627-635. http://interact2.net/docs/publications/Ouslander et al Avoidable Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Patients JAGS 2010.pdf (accessed November 29, 2012).