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.

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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 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.

This free course is intended to support nurses and health care professionals to expand their knowledge and skills in applying the social determinants of health and health inequities in your work. This free, 1 hr course will provide an overview on how to screen and intervene with people at risk for poverty, integrate social determinants theory into organizational practices and learn ways to apply health equity concepts into advocacy and political action to create change.

This eLearning course includes four modules, various learning activities (e.g. resources and reflection activities) a Knowledge Check and Supplementary Resources. Module 1, Understanding Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, is designed to educate everyone involved in the delivery of care to older adults. Modules 2, Working with Older Adults and Their Families, Module 3, Identifying and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, and Module 4, Addressing Challenges Involved in Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults are designed for nurses, other health-care providers and their supervisors. The course can be used in many ways:

  • Independent learning/self study
  • Learning together in small groups (e.g. with your colleagues)
  • Integrated into educational programs-in small segments or as a full program (e.g. for students, staff orientation, refresher courses, inservices, professional development)
  • In combination with in-person education programs

This e-Learn discusses key concepts regarding tobacco use by youth and young adults, such as prevalence rates, motivations for tobacco use and cessation, and specific tobacco interventions for this population. Additionally,this e-Learn will provide you with the foundational information needed to design and execute tobacco cessation programming that effectively engages youth and young adults.