Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO) are health-care organizations selected by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) to implement, evaluate and share lessons learned from their Best Practice Guideline experiences and research findings. The partnership is dynamic and long term, focusing on making a positive impact on client care.
CanCare Health Services was selected in March, 2009 as a Best Practice Spotlight candidate and we are working to complete a three-year partnership with RNAO. After the three-year mark, we will “graduate” to become a BPSO and will continue our commitment to implement, evaluate and disseminate Best Practice Guidelines to ensure the highest quality of care to our clients.
The Best Practice Guidelines we plan to implement are
Establishing Therapeutic Relationships
Client Centered Care & Professionalism
Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
Assessment and Management of Stage 1 to Stage IV Pressure Ulcers
Reducing Foot Complications for People with Diabetes
Ostomy Care and Management
Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications
Caregiving Strategies for Older Adults with Delirium, Dementia, and Depression
CanCare is Committed to Quality
We dedicate ourselves to providing quality services and meeting or exceeding industry standards. We collect data within our organization to measure our performance and to ensure we make decisions that are based on evidence. For example, we conduct annual client satisfaction surveys and use the results to make improvements in service delivery and client satisfaction.
We never shy away from standards and data that is available, instead we measure ourselves against the standards and information and ensure we are leaders in meeting or exceeding standards and benchmarks.
The standards include:
Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation Standards - We are a fully accredited organization.
College of Nurses of Ontario Standards.
Canadian Community Nursing Standards.
Canadian Gold Standards for Palliative Care.
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guidelines and other Best Practice Guidelines.
Community Care Access Centre Contractual Performance Standards, etc.