Nursing: Best Practice Spotlight Organization

St. Joseph’s Health Care London is proud to be recognized as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) since 2009.

RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization

As a Best Practice Spotlight Organization, St. Joseph’s is committed to the continued implementation of RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG’s) within our organization. BPG’s are systematically developed recommendations that assist clinical professionals in delivering the best possible care to their patients and clients with the goal of:

  • Improving patient care
  • Reducing variation in care
  • Transferring research evidence into practice
  • Promoting nursing knowledge base
  • Assisting with clinical decision making
  • Identifying gaps in research
  • Stopping interventions that have little effect

Many of St. Joseph’s areas of care have initiated practice changes to reflect in part or in whole standards identified within BPG’s. Some of the BPG’s implemented at St. Joseph’s include:

Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicide Ideation and Behaviour
Assessment and Management of Pain
Caregiving Strategies for Older adults with Delirium, Dementia, Depression
Establishing Therapeutic Relationships
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
Oral Health: Nursing Assessment and Intervention
Prevention of Falls and Fall injuries in the Older Adult
Promoting Continence Using Prompted Voiding
Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Screening for Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults
Subcutaneous Administration of Insulin in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Woman Abuse Screening: Identification and Initial response

Visit the RNAO website for a complete list of BPG’s.

Last updated: Thu, 2015-02-05 14:28