About the Best Practice Spotlight Organization Program
Best Practice Spotlight Organizations are healthcare and academic organizations selected by the RNAO to implement and evaluate the RNAO’s best practice guidelines. It is a dynamic partnership that focuses on making positive impacts for patient care though evidence-based practices.
Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) are evidence and research informed practice guidelines that support best practice and quality care, and healthy safe care environment. The development of BPGs is a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funded initiative executed by the RNAO. There are over fifty BPGs, forty-two clinical and eleven healthy work environment guidelines.
The goal to become a BPSO will allow Humber River Hospital to continue to build a culture of evidence-based practice within all aspects of care delivery, enrich the professional practice of nurses and other health-care providers, and enable the achievement of consistently positive patient outcomes. Each healthcare facility selects guidelines they feel will have the greatest effect on the well-being of their patients and clients. As a BPSO organization, we will implement guidelines, identify ways to sustain best practices, and evaluate the impact of BPGs on patient and organizational outcomes while providing staff support to be BPSO Champions.
Best Practice Champions consists of thousands of nurses and other health providers in all roles and health sectors, who are passionate about evidence-based practice and improving care and health. These champions are dedicated practitioners who raise awareness of BPGs, have an understanding of change management processes, motivate their colleagues, and influence the uptake of BPGs among workplace peers.
The Journey: Humber River Hospital became a designate in April 2021! As a BPSO designate, HRH has committed to continue to implement RNAO’s BPGs and develop our staff as BPSO BPG champions , continue to build a culture of evidence-based practice within all aspects of care delivery, enrich the professional practice of nurses and other health-care providers, and enable the achievement of consistently positive patient outcomes.
Year One: 2018-2019
Year Two: 2019-2020
Year Three: 2020-2021