BPSO stands for Best Practice Spotlight Organization, the designation awarded by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) upon successful implementation, evaluation and knowledge translation of established Best Practice Guidelines.
CAMH launched the three-year BPSO candidacy journey, branded as “Becoming BPSO: Step into the Spotlight” in 2013. We will achieve our designation by successfully implementing and evaluating eight Best Practice Guidelines by March 2015.
Our Executive Sponsor for the initiative is Rani Srivastava, Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice with the support of the Professional Practice Office.
CAMH staff with clients
Our Eight Best Practice Guidelines:
The Best Practice Guidelines and recommendations we are implementing were selected based on an alignment with CAMH’s strategic priorities, values, as well as short and longer term clinical needs.
These Guidelines were implemented through our BPSO Champions team as well as pilot testing on individual units :
Client Centred Care &Supporting and 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
We would like to thank all of the BPSO Work Group Leads, their teams and our BPSO Champions for their extraordinary efforts in implementing the Best Practice Guidelines into practice.