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This How-to Guide describes innovative changes that hospitals tested and implemented to improve the work environment for their medical-surgical unit staff, including strategic applications of improved communication techniques across multiple disciplines, and two case studies demonstrating implementation of these changes.

Topic(s): Handoffs;Teamwork;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Communication;How-to Guides
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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This How-to Guide describes three improvement strategies to increase nurses' time in direct patient care; specifies practical changes that can be tested; and provides tips, tools, resources, and case studies of hospitals that have implemented many of the changes.

Topic(s): Workforce Satisfaction and Retention;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);How-to Guides
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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This How-to Guide describes the innovative changes that hospitals tested and implemented to develop the talent and competencies of their front-line nurse managers on the TCAB units, and features two case studies that illustrate implementation.

Topic(s): Workforce Satisfaction and Retention;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement;How-to Guides
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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One of the most promising changes developed as part of the Transforming Care at the Bedside initiative is “creating an ideal transition home” for patients who are being discharged from medical and surgical units within hospitals.

Topic(s): Transitions in Care;Congestive Heart Failure (CHF);Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);How-to Guides
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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This How-to Guide describes three improvement strategies for building improvement capability and engaging front-line staff in innovation on medical and surgical units; specifies practical changes that can be tested; and provides tips, tools, resources, and case studies of hospitals that have implemented many of the changes.

Topic(s): Improvement Capability;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement;How-to Guides
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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The goal of this How-to Guide is to significantly improve care and reduce readmissions for patients with congestive heart failure by reliably implementing the recommended components of care.

Topic(s): Transitions in Care;Engage Patients and Families in Care;Congestive Heart Failure (CHF);Patient Safety;Handoffs;Satisfaction: Patient and Family;Discharge Planning;Teamwork;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Palliative Care;Engage Front-Line Staff in Improvement;Engage Patients and Families in Improvement;Chronic Condition;Person- and Family-Centered Care;Communication;Efficiency and Waste Reduction;How-to Guides;Daily Goals;Patient Self-Management;Avoidable ED Visits;Reducing Readmissions
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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This How-to Guide highlights four promising changes designed to reduce patient injury from falls on medical-surgical units; specifies practical step-by-step changes that can be tested; and provides tips, tools, resources, and case studies of hospitals that have implemented many of the changes.

Topic(s): Patient Safety;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);How-to Guides;Falls Prevention - Inpatient
Last Modified Date:2/1/2014

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A growing number of progressive hospitals are implementing simple, yet effective changes in patient care as part of a national initiative called Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) that envisions a new model of bedside care. TCAB is also addressing fundamental health quality issues: the need to reduce errors, enhance organizational efficiency, adapt to constant industry changes, and maintain financial viability.

Topic(s): Engage Patients and Families in Care;Teamwork;Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Innovation and Idea Generation;Redesign Processes and Systems;Person- and Family-Centered Care;Communication;Daily Goals
Last Modified Date:1/14/2014

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Trinity Medical Center (Rockland, Illinois, USA) reduced moderate-to-severe injury from falls on one pilot unit by identifying high-risk patients, then spread the successful changes to the local three-hospital system.

Topic(s): Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Falls Prevention - Inpatient
Last Modified Date:1/14/2014

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Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA) reduced patient injury from falls by implementing early assessment tools to identify at-risk patients and other changes to reliably reduce preventable injuries.

Topic(s): Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB);Falls Prevention - Inpatient
Last Modified Date:1/14/2014