INTERACT

Program Overview

INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program shown to reduce hospital readmissions by up to 24 percent.1 The program is designed to target three key strategies to help you reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations:

  • Preventing conditions from becoming severe enough to require acute hospital care
  • Managing selected acute conditions in the nursing home
  • Improving advance care planning for residents for whom a palliative of comfort care plan is appropriate

The INTERACT program includes a state-of-the-art eCurriculum developed in partnership with an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Joseph G. Ouslander, M.D. at Florida Atlantic University. This online training program gives you all the training and resources you need to implement the INTERACT and safely reduce unnecessary hospital transfers, admissions and hospital readmissions.

In addition to Module 1, the INTERACT eCurriculum offers the following courses to subscribing facilities:

Module 2: Overview of INTERACT Clinical Practice Tools

Module 3: Key Strategies for Implementing and Sustaining the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program

Module 4: Tracking Hospital Transfer Rates

Module 5: The INTERACT Quality Improvement Tool for Review of Acute Care Transfers

Module 6: Using the INTERACT Early Warning Tool: Stop and Watch

Module 7: Using the INTERACT SBAR Communication Form/Change in Condition Progress Note

Module 8: Decision Support Tools: Change in Condition File Cards and Care Paths

Module 9: Interacting with Acute Care Hospitals

Module 10: Medication Reconciliation

Module 11: The INTERACT Advance Care Planning (ACP) Tools

Module 12 (Assisted Living Only): Using the INTERACT SBAR Communication Form/Change in Condition Progress Note for Caregivers

Click here for more information on using INTERACT.

Introduction Video

Introductory Webinar