March 13, 2012
Hotel Dieu Hospital has joined a select group of health care organizations in the province that are specially chosen to test drive new nursing practices based on the latest clinical research.
For the next three years, the hospital will be participating in the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) program, a dynamic partnership with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) that focuses on improving patient outcomes by implementing and evaluating clinical best practices in specially targeted healthcare and academic organizations.
“We’re pleased and proud to be chosen as a BPSO candidate,” says Sandi Cox, Chief of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive.
“RNAO best practice guidelines are the gold standard of clinical practice. Incorporating them into the day-to-day practice of our nurses dovetails precisely with our strategy of providing an excellent care experience for both patients and families.”
As an RNAO partner, Hotel Dieu will receive $40,000 annually over the next three years to help implement and assess RNAO clinical best practice guidelines that target preventing falls and falls injuries in older adults; pain management; reducing foot complications in people with diabetes; collaborative practice among nursing teams; and supporting and strengthening families through expected and unexpected life events such as a cancer diagnosis. At the same time, the hospital will be implementing guidelines related to patient/client-centred care and professionalism in nursing.
When Hotel Dieu completes its three-year candidacy, it will “graduate” to become a full-fledged Best Practice Spotlight Organization. It will then continue to implement, evaluate and disseminate best practice guidelines.
In addition, it will become a mentor organization for other BPSO candidates. Currently, 17 organizations in the province have candidate status, while 21 facilities are full BPSOs.
“Hotel Dieu is a dynamic learning environment that’s committed to ongoing education and evaluation of clinical practices,” says Cox. “When our hands-on practice is rooted in the latest evidence-based research, then we know we’re providing the best care possible for patients.”
Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University. We provide expert care to more than 500,000 people in the region through specialized programs including pediatrics, medicine, cardiology, surgery, mental health, oncology and urgent care. We deliver quality, safe health care, while advancing innovative research and educating the health care professionals of the future. Leading the transformation of ambulatory care
L'Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu est l'établissement de soins ambulatoires universitaire pour Kingston et le Sud-Est de l'Ontario affilié à l’Université Queen's. Il fournit des soins spécialisés à plus de 500 000 personnes de la région. Parmi ses services spécialisés, mentionnons les services de pédiatrie, de médecine, de cardiologie, de chirurgies, de santé mentale, d’oncologie et de soins d'urgence. L'hôpital fournit des services de soins de santé sûrs et de qualité tout en menant des recherches novatrices et en formant les professionnels de la santé de demain.Chef de file pour la transformation des soins ambulatoires