Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

BPG Impact

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Oct 2022
Watford Quality Care Centre (WQCC) is a Long-Term Care home in Watford, Ontario. The LTC home implemented RNAO's Assessment and Management of Pain (Third Edition, 2013) best practice guideline (BPG) across their organization to address the gap in pain management and to reduce incidences of severe pain among their residents. The BPG implementation strategies focused on interprofessional and intersectoral collaboration, as well as early recognition and interventions for pain.
Jul 2022
Villa Colombo Toronto is a Long-Term Care (LTC) Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) serving seniors for over 45 years and is highly regarded for the provision of culturally appropriate long-term care and community services. The home has implemented RNAO’s Assessment and Management of Pain (2013) best practice guideline (BPG) in a systemic organization-wide approach to assist healthcare providers to use the best available evidence when assessing and managing pain in their practice and improving the quality of care for residents.
May 2022
This Evidence Booster evaluates the impact of implementing several RNAO BPGs – Person- and Family-Centred Care, Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury From Falls and Engaging Clients Who Use Substances – in the nursing program curriculum at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.
Feb 2022
This Evidence Booster evaluates the impact of implementing RNAO’s Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls BPG at Braemar Retirement Centre, a long-term care facility in Wingham, Ontario. 
Dec 2021
The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) provincial initiative was created to enhance health-care services for older adults in Ontario with complex and responsive behaviours associated with dementia, mental health, substance use, and/or other neurological conditions. The Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant BSO team currently supports 86 long-term care homes by providing consultative non-pharmacological recommendations to support resident centered care approaches to reduce or mitigate these behaviours through capacity building.