Tomorrow marks the third in a ten-part series on improving care transitions, Navigating Care Transitions: Intervention Opportunities—Next Exit sponsored by the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care, the National Coordinating Center for quality improvement organizations working to improve care transitions. The series, which runs from 3-4 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month through January 2012, is free and open to all who want to join. Participants have an opportunity to ask the experts—innovators who have developed an array of resources, techniques, and tools for others to use—about their work.
The September 22 program will feature Dr. Joseph Ouslander, MD, and Laurie Herndon, MSN, GNP-BC, ANP-BC, talking about INTERACT II. INTERACT II–Interactions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers–comprises an array of straightforward tools designed to help nursing home staff address issues of communication, clinical care paths, and advance care planning. The toolkit was developed to help identify residents at risk for changing states, to conduct a comprehensive assessment, improve documentation, and enhance communication with other health care providers. A PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the program can be downloaded here.
To retrieve access information about the program, go to: https://qualitynet.webex.com and use the password: community. For a complete schedule of upcoming events, and to retrieve webinars of the first two, visit http://www.cfmc.org/integratingcare/learning_sessions.htm. Upcoming sessions will feature programs from leaders who include Eric Coleman, Mary Naylor, Brian Jack, and other innovators who are leading the effort to improve care transitions.
Key Words: care transitions, learning sessions, QIOs, INTERACT II