Clinical Corner from Maureen Charlebois – Bayshore completes first phase of BPSO implementation

| Chief Nursing Officer Updates

Bayshore has proudly been recognized as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) since 2012. In order to continue our eligibility in the program, every two years we must complete RNAO’s Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs) for that specific designation period.

Our focus in the 2021-2023 designation period has been to implement two BPGs: Preventing Violence, Harassment and Bullying Against Health Workers and A Palliative Approach to Care in the Last 12 Months of Life. I am pleased to share we have now successfully implemented the first BPG: Preventing Violence Harassment & Bullying Against Health Workers. This initiative continues to advance Bayshore’s Enterprise Violence Prevention Program and ensures ongoing focus in employee safety and quality client care.

Updating our Enterprise Violence Prevention Program to the standards set in this BPG is very important as we know that workplace violence can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime. We must have ongoing violence prevention and management awareness and practices in place to mitigate negative impact on workers, including physical and emotional injuries, time away from work, and the implications on healthcare services delivery.

I would like to congratulate our Home Care and Clinical teams on an excellent job done in jointly implementing the BPG Preventing Violence, Harassment, and Bullying Against Health Workers, and I look forward to completing our 2021-2023 BPG journey in the coming months by implementing A Palliative Approach to Care in the Last 12 Months of Life.

Maureen Charlebois
Chief Nursing & Clinical Officer