Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

March/April 2013

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Cover Story: 
Celebrating 10 Years of Best Practice Spotlight Organizations

On the 10th anniversary of RNAO’s Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) initiative, nurses share their successes implementing evidence-based guidelines into daily practice.

Gordon's foot ulcer was just not healing. The toonie-sized wound, located below the 50-year-old's ankle had been growing steadily for months. Gordon, who was uncomfortable and at risk for developing an infection, was diabetic, which meant the limited flow of blood to his foot was hampering his recuperation. His physician was physician was fairly certain the wound was not going to get any better, and prepared Gordon for the worst: a possible below-the-knee amputation