Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario
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Through completing this course, nurses and other health-care providers will gain confidence and know-how in selecting and using best practice guidelines to support and sustain best practices in their workplace.

By completing this course, you will meet the requirements to become an RNAO Best Practice Champion.

Please note that this e-Learn is retired and will no longer be available.Please refer to:

for additional resources and supports.

This e-learn has been created as a means to assist nurses, other health-care professionals and organizations to access education that is appropriate to their role in promoting breastfeeding. As such, it aims to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude required to implement internationally recognized best practices in breastfeeding to create a baby-friendly environment.

This five module course is designed to enhance your knowledge and abilities as you assess and care for older adults with delirium, dementia and/or depression (the “3Ds”).Each module will take you through the most up-to-date evidence on the 3Ds and finish with a case study and quiz helping you apply what you’ve learned. At the end of each module, you’ll find downloadable PDFs, self reflections/discussion guides and other resources that will enhance your learning.After completing all the modules in this course you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between delirium, dementia and depression (3Ds)
  • Identify how the three conditions overlap and are interrelated
  • Take a person and family-centred care approach to caring for older adults with the 3Ds
  • Explore a range of interventions uniquely suited to each individual’s condition, preferences, needs and abilities
  • Identify ways to support a person's health, safety and quality of life when they have one or more of the 3Ds

This free course is intended to support nurses and health care professionals to support clients experiencing a substance use disorder. It will broaden your understanding of the factors that affect clients experiencing substance use disorders.

This course will discuss foundational concepts and evidence based practices when working with Indigenous people who use substances, layout terminology, historical context related to Indigenous people and factors that impact rates of mental illness and substance use among this population, and introduce strengths based approaches, protective and cultural healing modalities when working alongside Indigenous peoples who use substances.

This course uses frameworks evidence to discuss youth and trends regarding substance abuse.

This course will provide nurses and other health-care providers with the foundational knowledge to start engaging with their clients who use tobacco to help them quit, reduce or manage their withdrawal symptoms. This e-Learn is the foundational module for tobacco interventions.

Nurses and other health care professionals have many opportunities to help people address their smoking habits. Learn enough to get you started right away on conducting brief interventions on smoking.

This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when providing smoking cessation assistance to clients with mental illness or concurrent addictions.