Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Creating an Ideal Transition Home for Patients with Heart Failure

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Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Creating an Ideal Transition Home for Patients with Heart Failure

Nielsen GA, Bartely A, Coleman E, Resar R, Rutherford P, Souw D, Taylor J. Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Creating an Ideal Transition Home for Patients with Heart Failure. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/TCABHowToGuideTransitionHomeforHF.aspx. 2008. Accessed August 7, 2014. Institute for Healthcare Improvement (in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Launched in 2003, Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). One of the most promising changes that has been developed within TCAB is “creating an ideal transition home” for patients who are being discharged from medical and surgical units within hospitals. This How-to Guide builds upon relevant research and published literature, and integrates what TCAB hospitals have learned as they strive to dramatically improve the quality of care for patients discharged from the hospital to home or to another health care facility.

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