The effect of transforming care at the bedside initiative on healthcare teams' work environments.
Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2014 Feb;11(1):16-25
Authors: Lavoie-Tremblay M, O'Conner P, Harripaul A, Biron A, Ritchie J, Lavigne GL, Baillargeon S, Ringer J, Macgibbon B, Taylor-Ducharme S, Sourdif J
BACKGROUND: Different initiatives have been implemented in healthcare organizations to improve efficiency, such as transforming care at the bedside (TCAB). However, there are important gaps in understanding the effect of TCAB on healthcare teams' work environments.
AIM: The specific aim of the study is to describe findings regarding the TCAB initiative effects on healthcare teams' work environments.
METHODS: A pretest and posttest study design was used for this study. The TCAB initiative was implemented in fall 2010 in a university health center in Montreal, Canada. The sample consisted of healthcare workers from four different care units.
RESULTS: Statistically significant improvement was observed with the communicating specific information subscale from the measure of processes of care variable, and a significant difference was found between the support from colleagues variable, which was higher at baseline than postprogram. The differences for psychological demand, decisional latitude, and effort-reward were not significant.
CONCLUSIONS: TCAB is an intervention that allows healthcare teams to implement change to improve patients' and families' outcomes. Ongoing energy should focus on how to improve communication among all members of the team and ensure their support.
PMID: 23875962 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]