Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

BPG Impact


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May 2022
This evidence booster evaluates the impact of the implementation of the RNAO’s best practice guidelines (BPGs)—Person- and Family-Centred Care (PFCC),Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury From Falls (Falls), and EngagingClients Who Use Substances (Substance Use)—into Nursing Programs atNipissing University in North Bay, Ontario from the commencement of thepre-designation period to the end of Year 2.
Feb 2022
 Braemar Retirement Centre provides quality care to long-term care (LTC) residents in Wingham Ontario and its surrounding communities for over 38 years. Braemar is currently implementing RNAO’s best practice guideline, Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls (2017) to foster a supportive environment to prevent falls and allow residents to live to their fullest potential.
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.
May 2021
The purpose of RNAO’s best practice guideline (BPG) Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care (SecondEdition,2016) is to enhance the quality of nursing practices pertaining to delirium, dementia, and depression in older adults, there by ultimately optimizing clinical outcomes through the use of evidence-based practices
Feb 2021
The Humber River Family Health Team (HRFHT) is a multi-site organization providing primary health- care services and programs using a team-based model. The organization is implementing the Person- and Family-Centered Care (May 2015) Best Practice Guideline in collaboration with the North Western Toronto Best Practice Spotlight Organization Ontario Health Team (NWT BPSO OHT). This BPG was piloted with interdisciplinary health professionals including nurses, social workers, dietitians, chiropodists and a pharmacist to provide holistic care.