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CAMH recognized for dedication to best nursing care practices

April 17, 2015 (Toronto) – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is pleased to announce it is now designated as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) through the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO).  The designation was awarded at the RNAO’s Annual General meeting in Toronto on April 16.

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO) are academic and health-care organizations that implement and evaluate the association's best practice guidelines. The goal is to make a positive impact on client services through evidence-based practice. Achieving this designation recognizes that CAMH has successfully implemented eight of the RNAO’s internationally-recognized  Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) over the three year program.

“It is an honour for CAMH to be recognized by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario with this designation," said CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn. “This BPSO designation recognizes the commitment of our interprofessional teams to excellent and compassionate patient care.”

CAMH's BPSO team
CAMH’s BPSO team accepts the award for dedication to best nursing practices.

“BPSO has been a key objective for us to unlock our potential and support the transformation of our practice,” said Rani Srivastava, Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice. “This designation is both a milestone and commitment.  It’s a milestone for reflecting on our achievement, celebrating hard work over the past three years, and taking pride in the recognition that comes with the designation – internally and externally.”

BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES IMPLEMENTED AT CAMH

  • Client Centred Care &Supporting
  • Strengthening Families through Expected and Unexpected Life Events
  • Assessment and Care for Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour
  • Enhancing Healthy Adolescent Development
  • Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
  • Assessment and Management of Pain
  • Embracing Cultural Diversity in Healthcare: Developing Cultural Competency
  • Preventing and Managing Violence in the Workplace

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, and one of the world's leading research centres in the field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

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