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Geraldton District Hospital PSW Staff committed to Excellence in Residents Centered Care
In March 2018, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in collaboration with the Ontario Centers for Learning, Research and Innovation in LTC coordinated a Personal Support Worker education and training program through the delivery of the “Excellence in Resident Centered Care” program in partnership with Conestoga College. The Excellence in Resident Centered Care program has been developed to help long term care teams achieve better care and improve resident outcomes using a person-centered approach that emphasizes ministry standards and the latest evidence to support care through intensive training modules. The John Owen Evans Residence at the Geraldton District Hospital partook in the ERCC education initiative, with 75% of Personal Support Worker staff participation. The Geraldton District Hospital would like to recognize and congratulate the PSW staff for their hard work and dedication with emphasis on moving towards a Patient and Family Centered Model of Care.
From left to right are: Francis Dumais, Kathryn Brockton, Chelsie Cormier and Madeleine Rockburn. The PSW staff who participated but are missing from the photo are: Nola Gill, Ryan Trevors, Amanda Tozer, Jocelyn Cantillano and Caroline Rocheleau.
The Geraldton District Hospital has committed to implementing three RNAO Best Practice Guidelines over the next three years to enhance quality of care to residents and patients. The three initiatives that will be focused on within this three year project will include Pain and Symptom Management, Palliative and End of Life Care as well as Dementia, Delirium and Depression in the older adult. The picture below displays the initiatives for implementation with a collaborative approach involving residents and staff.
Geraldton District Hospital BPSO Steering Committee
In an interdisciplinary team approach, a BPSO steering committee has been developed to work towards implementation of three selected best practice guidelines to achieve recognition and designation as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization. The steering committee will meet monthly to plan, implement and sustain momentum in this project. Our steering committee members can be noted in the picture below.
For more information on Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Spotlight Organization visit: http://rnao.ca/bpg/bpso