Behavioural Support Rounds: “Coming Soon: The New Standardized DOS (Dementia Observation System)!”


Where: Baycrest Hospital, Toronto or Telehealth/Webcast Cost: Free

These rounds provide a learning forum to review leading practices in the assessment and supportive management of challenging, responsive behaviours; and offer practical approaches to support the work of front-line healthcare providers in caring for persons with responsive behaviours. December’s topic is “Coming Soon: The New Standardized DOS (Dementia Observation System)!”


Lori Schindel Martin, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, and

Debbie Hewitt Colborne, RN, MScN, GNC(C), Project Coordinator Advisor, Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Provincial Coordinating Office, North Bay Regional Health Centre


Learning Objectives:

  • To review the importance of direct observation of behaviour with individuals living with dementia who are expressing responsive behaviours as it relates to interprofessional care planning, clinical decision making, and the provision of person and family-centred care.
  • To describe the updates in the new DOS and the collaborative process utilized in the creation of the enhanced tool.
  • To share the supports that will be available through Behavioural Supports Ontario to foster meaningful utilization of the new DOS and how to access them.


To Participate by Telehealth Videoconference:
Provide your Telehealth Coordinator TSM session #94539103 to confirm your site.


To Participate by Live Webcast:
Search for “Baycrest” or TSM #94539103 under live “public” events on


Baycrest Behavioural Support Rounds:
Baycrest Behavioural Support Rounds occur every 3rd Thurs of the month from Oct. – June.
The next occurrence in this series is planned for January 17. Please share this with healthcare providers and students as all are welcome.

If you have any questions regarding these rounds, or would like to be included on the Baycrest Behavioural Support Rounds distribution list, contact Tania Aragona at:


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Venue Information

Baycrest Hospital, Toronto or Telehealth/Webcast

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