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Best Practice Guidelines

Revolutionizing nursing through evidence. The Best Practice Guidelines program supports nurses by providing them with the best evidence available. We strive to enhance nursing practice through...


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    First, a big thanks to those of you who have emailed or called us this week with concerns about the levels of preparedness in your workplaces should a patient be diagnosed with the Ebola virus, and the related safety concerns for you and your health-care colleagues.

    RNAO heard you and acted swiftly by contacting Deputy Minister Bob Bell and Minister Eric Hoskins and they listened. We drew attention to nurses’ concerns on Wednesday, urged action, and got an immediate response.

    Friday, October 17, 2014 |

    As Canadians, we value our publicly funded, not-for-profit health system, where everyone is given equal access to care. To protect this system, RNAO stands at the forefront of a movement to ban a profit-driven practice that threatens the foundation of medicare.

    A number of Toronto-area hospitals have been engaging in medical tourism – raising millions of dollars by actively seeking and treating international patients on a pay-for-care basis. RNAO worries this represents a shift to for-profit health care, creating a system where those who pay access care ahead of others.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 |

    A critically-acclaimed play aims to show the public the dangers of for-profit plasma collection - an issue RNAO has consistently advocated against.

    Kat Lanteigne is the author of Tainted, a play depicting the contaminated blood crisis of the 1980s, when more than 1,000 people in Canada were infected with HIV and tens of thousands were infected with Hepatitis C through the blood supply. Lanteigne is doing 10 free readings of the play in locations throughout Ontario, followed by panel discussions.

    Friday, October 24, 2014 |