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RNAO – Best Practice Spotlight Organization (Pre-Designation)

RNAO BPSO Launch April 2017: (left to right) Rebecca de Witte (RNAO BPSO Coach), Agnes Frankruyter (Faith Manor RAI-Coordinator), Kaitlan Laviolette (Nurse Practitioner; Grace and Faith Manor), Tracy Kamino (Faith Manor Administrator)

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Grace and Faith Manor have been accepted by the RNAO to become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization!

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSOs) are health-care and academic organizations selected by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) through a request for proposals process to implement and evaluate the RNAO’s best practice guidelines.

It is a dynamic partnership that focuses on making a positive impact on patient care though evidence-based practice.

The Long-Term Care – Best Practice Spotlight Organization (LTC-BPSO®) Designation has been designed to support long-term care homes in achieving clinical excellence through the implementation, evaluation and sustainability of multiple clinical practice guidelines.

Over the next three (3) years Grace and Faith Manor will be working together with the RNAO to implement three Best Practice Guidelines.

1) Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

2) Assessment and Management of Pain

3) Preventing Falls and Reducing Injuries from Falls

RNAO BBQ Kick-Off!

On September 27th 2017 Grace and Faith Manor hosted our official BBQ Kick-off for the RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization.  A series of information boards were posted in the Grace Manor atrium outlining the three Best Practice Guidelines we are implementing over the next three years. We had a fantastic staff turn out with 160 staff visiting our display boards and completing their “RNAO BPG Passport”.

We are currently in the process of implementing the “Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults” guideline throughout the entire organization.

In January 2018 we will be starting our gap-analysis for the following guidelines:

  1. Assessment and Management of Pain: This will be implemented in Grace Manor on 1South.
  2. Preventing Falls and Reducing Injuries from Falls: This will be implemented in Faith Manor on the 2nd floor.

Faith Manor Front Line staff with Director of Resident Care Noreen Frederick and Nursing Supervisor Sellinor Ogwu

Together we are making a difference!!

Best Practice Champions

Best Practice Champions are nurses and other health-care professions who are educated and trained to better understand evidence-based practice, best practice guidelines and the process of introducing evidence-based practice into clinical settings. BPG champions are effective in carrying out roles in mentoring, educating, and initiating policy and practice changes. Meet our Champions!

BPG Team Leads

Learn more about each of the Best Practice Guidelines and the teams behind the scene!

RNAO's Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship Program

The Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship (ACPF) program provides registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NP) the opportunity to have a focused self-directed learning experience to develop clinical, leadership or best practice guideline implementation knowledge and skills, with support from a mentor(s), the organization where the RN/NP is employed, and RNAO. This initiative is aimed at developing and promoting nursing knowledge and expertise, and improving client care and health outcomes in Ontario. Clients are defined as individuals, families, groups or communities.

The length of the program is 12 weeks (full-time) or 20 weeks (part-time) for a total of 450 hours.

This competitive program accepts applicants twice per year. Grace and Faith Manor will support the proposal of one registered staff member (RN) who is interested in applying to this program. If you are working at Grace or Faith Manor and are interested please notify your Director of Resident Care or the BPSO Lead Kaitlan Laviolette. Individuals will need to submit a letter of intent to HCH outlining why they would like to apply to the ACPF and their proposed project work during the length of the program. Priority will be given to those individuals who’s project work will focus on Best Practice Guideline implementation, sustainability and nursing leadership.