Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

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In 2010, the global economic impact of dental diseases amounted to US$442 billion. Across OECD countries, 5% (average) of total health expenditures originate from treatment of oral diseases. Recent findings suggest oral diseases account for productivity losses of over $1 billion per year in Canada alone.1 Improvements in oral health would result in substantial economic benefits by reducing treatment costs and by decreasing productivity losses in the labour market.

The purpose of the Best Practice Guideline Implementation to Reduce Falls in Older Adults is to increase all nurses' confidence, knowledge, skills, and abilities in the identification of older adults within health-care facilities at risk for falling and to define interventions for the prevention of falling.

Risk Assessment & Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

The BPG Risk Assessment and Prevention of  Pressure Ulcers assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are risk of pressure ulcers (current terminology used is pressure injuries). Direction is provided to nurses in defining early interventions for pressure injury prevention, and to manage Stage I pressure injuries.

The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing people with the presence, or risk of, any type of pain.

Risk Assessment & Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

The Implementation to Reduce Pressure Injuries Incidence Rate BPG assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are risk of pressure ulcers (current terminology used is pressure injuries). Direction is provided to nurses in defining early interventions for pressure injury prevention, and to manage Stage I pressure injuries.