Table 1

Key element in the cross-level educational intervention programme ‘Meeting Point’

ElementsApproximate time (min)ContentsPurpose
Introduction by a member of the research team15 minSeminar 1: Project presentation ‘Quality and safety in transitional care of the elderly’
Seminars 2 and 3: Welcome and summary of previous seminar, participant evaluations and identified measures
Introduce the participants to the research project, its main purpose and current status
Keep focus during the intervention and track recent activities at the ‘Meeting Point’ and in the wards
Teaching sessions held by one or several of the research team members45 minThree thematic areas:
Risk factors
Patient perspectives
System perspectives
Increase awareness and competencies of quality and safety in transitional care of the elderly
Introduce evidence and tools to improve quality in transitional care
Scenarios developed by the research team and the regional health authority15 minText-based patient case of risks factors
Film illustrating the patient perspective
Film illustrating the system perspective
Focus attention to the three thematic areas to stimulate individual reflection and group activity
Group activity in mixed groups across professions, wards, and care levels1 hFocus on 2–3 questions developed by the research theme in relation to the scenarios.
Identify measures to improve transitional care at the ward level
To stimulate cross-unit, cross-level and inter-professional learning and knowledge exchange between the participants
Plenary discussion led by members of the research team45 minGroup presentations of improvement measures identified and agreed uponDiscussion and agreement of measures for implementation at the wards
Follow-up meeting with healthcare professionals at the nursing home and hospital wards1 hGroup interview with 4–5 key questions to assess if and how improvement measures have been implemented at the wardsIdentification of drivers and barriers to implementation of measures to improve quality in transitional care