Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Projects and Initiatives

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This best practice guideline initiative is focused on recognizing, managing and preventing the abuse and neglect of older adults throughout various health care institutions and community settings in Canada.

Funded by the federal government through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the initiative will include an evidence based best practice guideline, a strategy for dissemination, implementation and evaluation, practice tools, an E-Learning program, and plain-language resources for the public.

The Long-Term Care (LTC) Best Practices Coordinator role was introduced to the LTC sector as a pilot project funded by the Nursing Secretariat in 2005. Many successes in LTC Homes have been achieved through this project, including improved quality of care for residents and the facilitation of an evidence-based practice culture by front-line staff through the implementation of best practice guidelines (BPGs).

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Mental Health and Additions Branch to implement the Mental Health and Addictions Initiative.

Bringing the best knowledge to nursing and healthcare: Enhancing practice and improving health and system outcomes.

The NBPRC is a unique collaboration between researchers and educators at the University of Ottawa and an active grassroots professional association, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario.

In Canada, tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of premature death, disease and disability. Evidence suggests that even minimal intervention by health-care professionals can dramatically reduce rates of smoking.

The goal of the RNAO Smoking Cessation Initiative is to strengthen nurses’ capacity to help their clients by implementing smoking cessation strategies and techniques in their daily practice.

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