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Research reveals long-term care facilities face challenges with unnecessary transfers to acute care facilities. Use of the INTERACT quality improvement program has been effective in decreasing rehospitalizations in long-term care facilities. The researcher used a 15-question survey regarding the components of the INTERACT tool to assess the knowledge base of licensed nurses in long-term care facilities and develop a one-hour education session to bridge the knowledge gap. After the education session was held, a posttest was administered to test the licensed nurses’ knowledge of the INTERACT program. Using a paired-samples t test, the researcher found an overall increase in knowledge of the components of the INTERACT tool.
Keywords: rehospitalizations, long-term care, INTERACT, licensed nurses, post-acute care, unnecessary hospitalization
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Feaster, Daniyele L., "Education of Nurses on the Use of the INTERACT Tool" (2021). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 418.