The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) officially recognized Holland Bloorview in 2012 as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) – one of just 14 organizations to earn this distinction. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the BPSO program focuses on making a positive impact on patient care in the province by evaluating and implementing internationally-recognized best practices in nursing.
There are now 80 organizations participating in the BPSO program; including a variety of sectors, international organizations and academic programs.
Holland Bloorview achieved the BPSO designation for implementing four best practice guidelines:
Supporting and strengthening families through expected and unexpected life events
Assessment and management of pain
Collaborative practice among nursing teams
Since 2012, Holland Bloorview have continued to be a BPSO Designate, which means continuing to implement best practice guidelines that can help to improve care for clients and families.
We are currently working on the following guidelines:
Primary prevention of childhood obesity
Person & family centred care
Assessment & management of pressure injuries for the interpprofessional team
End of Life Care
Working with families to promote safe sleep practices
Developing and sustaining safe, effective staffing and workload practices
Professionalism in Nursing
Developing and sustaining nursing leadership
Developing and sustaining Interprofessional health care