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Best Practice Spotlight Organization


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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

  • Client-centred care

  • 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

  • Care Transitions

  • 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