Spectrum Health Care is pleased to announce that it has been designated a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).
The designation recognizes Spectrum’s success in implementing, evaluating and sustaining Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) developed by the RNAO, providing the highest level of professional practice and delivering evidence-based care across all disciplines.
“As advocates for patient-centred care, Spectrum is dedicated to implementing best practices that elevate the patient experience,” said Sandra Ketchen, Spectrum’s President and CEO. “I am incredibly proud of the Spectrum team for achieving this important designation and demonstrating our commitment to continuous quality improvement and safety.”
Spectrum has implemented five BPGs in its pre-designate work including:
- Person and Family Centred Care
- Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in Older Adults
- Assessment and Management of Pain
- Assessment and Management of Foot Ulcers in People with Diabetes
- End-of-Life Care during the Last Days and Hours
“RNAO congratulates you and your entire team on successful completion of the pre-designation requirements from 2018–2021. We recognize that achieving BPSO Designation and developing an evidence-based practice culture requires effort at all levels of the organization. Spectrum’s commitment to implementing, evaluating and sustaining best practice guidelines (BPG) is commendable,” said RNAO’s Heather McConnell, Director, International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.
“Achieving the BPSO designation demonstrates our long-term commitment to expand and improve our nursing services through world class evidence-based guidelines and practices,” said Susan Filax, Spectrum’s Clinical Director and BPSO lead. “We strive to foster a culture of continuous improvement, best practice sharing and nursing excellence to deliver the highest quality of care for our patients.”
The BPSO program is a dynamic partnership between RNAO and health care/academic organizations that focuses on making positive impacts on patient care through evidence-based practices.