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BPSO information

As a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) organization, Guelph General Hospital has implemented Best Practice Guidelines developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). These guidelines incorporate research evidence into a guide for interdisciplinary practice related to specific patient conditions or clinical situations. By implementing these guidelines, the Hospital is commitment to seek, share and sustain knowledge in order to improve patient care and satisfaction for our patients and staff.rnao_logo



Since 2009, Guelph General Hospital has implemented 13 Best Practice Guidelines:

  • Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers
  • Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers
  • Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications
  • Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
  • Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult
  • Woman Abuse: Screening, Identification and Initial Response
  • Stroke Assessment Across the Continuum of Care
  • Breastfeeding Best Practice Guidelines for Nurses
  • Assessment and Management of Pain
  • Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Workplace Health, Safety and Well-Being of the Nurse Guideline
  • Preventing and Mitigating Nurse Fatigue in Health Care
  • Screening for Delirium, Dementia