RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization Candidate (BPSO®)

OTN is a BPSO® Candidate on behalf of the Telehomecare Expansion Program.  Congratulations to the Telehomecare Programs at the North East CCAC, Toronto Central CCAC and Central West William Osler Health Centre for the successful completion of our first year as a BPSO.

What is a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO®)?

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO®) are health-care and academic organizations which partner with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) to facilitate the formal implementation and evaluation of clinical best practices.  OTN was awarded the designation of BPSO® Candidate on behalf of the Telehomecare Expansion Program. 

This means that your Telehomecare Nurses combine their clinical expertise, and your values and preferences with best research evidence to support you in the management of your health and to focus on quality of life.

The Telehomecare Expansion Program is implementing seven best practice guidelines including:

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·         Strategies to Support Self-Management in Chronic Conditions: Collaboration with Clients

·         Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice

·         Nursing Management of Hypertension

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·         Nursing Care of Dyspnea: The 6th Vital Sign in Individuals with COPD

·         Establishing Therapeutic Relationships

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·         Client-Centred Care

·         Embracing Cultural Diversity in Health Care: Developing Cultural Competence


For more information about the BPSO® Program, visit the RNAO website.

Nursing Week BPSO Launch (May 2013)

Recently, we celebrated our collective effort to ensure an evidence-based culture in how we practice Telehomecare across Ontario.  Here are some photos from the event.