The TCAB/CIT Assessment Reports

The starting point in the performance improvement process within CIT is the “Time Study RN Unit Assessment”.  The Unit Assessment includes 4 tools/indicators that are used to inform teams on the efficacy of the staffing model.  These indicators, when combined, provide a comprehensive evaluation of the staffing model and provide critical feedback to planners who are tasked with providing adequate levels of care that meet specific outcomes.  One interesting observation is that I have never seen a staffing model request denied when the TSRN Unit Assessment indicators call for it, even when overall FTE’s increase.


Nurse Time By Activity Chart
Top Quartile 92.6 27.5 18.2 17.6 15.7 10.4 8.0 7.4 6.1 5.2 3.4 1.5 1.3
Median 74.4 20.5 7.6 8.6 0.4 9.0 6.9 4.8 0.0 3.7 0.0 0.5 0.0
The TCAB/CIT Assessment Report calculates the number of minutes that can be saved if nurses improve their performance on various activities.  This report is used to identify specific areas to focus improvement activities.

Lean Dashboard

Users can see on which activities they measure above or below the National Median.
Performance Chart

National Benchmark Database


Unit Assessments


Collaboration Report