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MU Nursing School receives $14.8 million for project to reduce re-hospitalizations
Date:11/5/2012

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"Previous research has shown that every time patients move from nursing homes to hospitals and back to nursing facilities, their conditions deteriorate," said Rantz, who has spent more than three decades conducting research to improve seniors' quality of life. "Older adults have subtle changes in their behaviors and in their health statuses. In nursing homes, improving the observation and assessment processes by advanced practiced nurses can help residents receive treatment earlier and avoid unnecessarily going back to hospitals."

The APRNs at each facility will work with a traveling interdisciplinary team consisting of a master's-trained social worker, an information technology specialist, a medical director and an APRN with specialized knowledge of INTERACT II, a quality improvement program designed to monitor and improve aging adults' health.

"Transitioning between hospitals and nursing homes is a complicated process because the exchange of accurate, complete and timely information o
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Contact: Jesslyn Chew
ChewJ@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia
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