MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Bayshore HealthCare, Canada's
largest national provider of community health care services, announced
today it has partnered with PatientOrderSets.com and the Registered
Nurses Association of Ontario to become the first Home Care
organization in Canada to deploy nursing order sets.
Nursing order sets are checklists of best practice interventions that
are used by nurses at the very front lines of care to optimize patient
care and safety. Each order set is designed to facilitate the nursing
process for one particular disease condition. Nurses consult order
sets, using computers or mobile laptops, to ensure he or she receives
all necessary interventions at the right time and in the right order.
"We are proud to be the first home health care provider in Canada to
deploy patient order sets, ensuring our nurses have the tools needed to
optimally serve patients in our communities," says Holly Quinn, Chief
Nursing Officer/National Director of Clinical Programs for Bayshore.
"With the aging demographic creating a greater reliance on home care
services, Bayshore continues to invest in the people and technologies
needed to deliver the quality of care and services that seniors and
their families ought to expect."
The program will see Bayshore integrate the nursing order sets within
their existing IT infrastructure with the support of PatientOrderSets.
Each nursing order set is based on Best Practice Guidelines published by
the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. Nursing order sets bring
greater visibility, consistency and quality to nursing. They complement
medical order sets, promoting evidence-based nursing throughout all
phases of the care continuum.
Bayshore HealthCare is one of the country's leading providers of home
and community health care services and a Canadian-owned company. Its
services are purchased by government care programs, insurance
companies, workers' compensation boards, health care organizations, the
corporate sector and the public. The Bayshore brand extends across four
business divisions: Bayshore Home Health (medical and non-medical home
care and staffing services), Bayshore Specialty Rx (specialty pharmacy,
infusion and pharmaceutical patient support services), Bayshore Therapy
& Rehab (physiotherapy and rehabilitation services) and Bayshore
Dialysis (dialysis centers). The company's goal is to enhance the
quality of life, well-being, dignity and independence of Canadians of
all ages. Bayshore HealthCare has been a recipient of Canada's 50 Best
Managed Companies award since 2006. For more information, call 1-877-289-3997 or visit www.bayshore.ca.
SOURCE: Bayshore HealthCare
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