The MOQI Intervention Model3 illustrates the key components of the intervention. An APRN guides the intervention delivering care to the residents and training the facility staff to improve their skills. An MOQI intervention team assists with medical care, care transitions, health information technology, and evidence-based INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) II assessment tools. The project promotes the use of INTERACT, which is a set of evidence-based clinical practice tools and strategies developed with funding from the CMS to reduce hospitalizations from nursing homes.5 The tools and strategies assist the nursing home staff in early identification, assessment, communication, and documentation about changes of condition in nursing home residents.

The APRN works collaboratively with the facility staff on assessing and managing chronic and acute conditions, recognizing early illness, using the INTERACT II tools, enhancing goals of care and end-of-life (EOL) discussions and advance directive (AD) decision making, and increasing the use of health information technology for improved communication.

Rantz, M.J., Flesner, M.K., Franklin, J., Galambos, C., Pudlowski, J., Pritchett, A., Alexander, G., & Lueckenotte, A. (2015). Better care, better quality: reducing avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(4), 290-297.

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