Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition

This Toolkit was designed to assist health care settings in maximizing the potential of BPGs,through systematic and well-planned implementation.
It was also designed to accompany the nursing best practice guidelines (NBPGs) developed by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) in order to facilitate their implementation.

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The likelihood of success in implementing BPGs increases when:

  • A systematic process is used to identify a well-developed, evidence-based BPGs
  • Appropriate stakeholders are identified and engaged
  • An assessment of environmental readiness for BPG implementation is conducted
  • Evidence-based implementation strategies are used that address the issues raised through the environmental readiness assessment
  • An evaluation of the implementation is planned and conducted
  • Consideration of resource implications to carry out these activities is adequately addressed

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