Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Care Transitions

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In Progress
About this Guideline:

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is developing the second edition best practice guideline (BPG) on Care Transitions (2014). This BPG will include evidence-based recommendations for nurses, members of the interprofessional team, organizations and the system to support safe and effective transitions in care for pediatric and adult persons and their families/informal caregivers. Broadly, this BPG will focus on transitions between and across settings including, but not limited to: acute care, long-term care, primary care, home and community care, rehabilitation, mental health and addictions settings, and other social care settings (e.g., shelters).

The second edition BPG will undergo extensive feedback from Best Practice Spotlight Organization Ontario Health Teams (BPSO OHT) to ensure recommendations meet the needs of end-users. Seven BPSO OHTs have entered into formal partnerships with RNAO to support achieving the quadruple aim of improved patient and provider experiences, improved patient outcomes and lower cost of care. BPSO OHTs and organizations throughout the BPSO OHT network are supported by RNAO to systematically and collectively implement evidence-based BPGs across the care continuum. BPSO OHTs will be implementing the second edition Care Transitions BPG and therefore, co-creation with BPSO OHTs is of utmost importance to the process.

View the Care Transitions Guideline Launch video below.

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Topic Selection Panel of Experts Systematic Review Recommendation Development Stakeholder Review Complete
In Progress
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