The Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) Toolkit

Ten hospitals participated in phase III of the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) program to create and pilot test new concepts, develop exemplary care models on medical/surgical units and demonstrate institutional commitment and resources to support and sustain these innovations. TCAB is not a traditional quality improvement program; one primary characteristic that sets it apart is its focus on engaging frontline staff and unit managers. Ideas for transforming the way care is delivered on medical/surgical units come not from the executive suite or a quality improvement department, but from the nurses and other care team members who spend the most time with patients and their families.