The Development of TCAB

In this editorial appearing in a special supplement to the American Journal of Nursing, two nursing leaders of the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative review the program’s history, from its concept and initial pilot program involving just three hospital units, through its current flourishing— touching hundreds of hospitals in the U.S. and abroad—as a “national movement to engage front-line staff in devising changes that will improve nurses’ delivery of care and daily work lives.”

According to the authors, experience demonstrates TCAB does not require much investment, but yields major benefits for patients, nurses and staff and society.