In progress guidelines

RNAO regularly reviews our collection of existing guidelines to identify any updates needed. We are currently working on updating the guidelines listed below. 

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Note: Please continue to refer to the existing versions of these guidelines until the new edition is published, unless otherwise indicated below. 

Brand-new guidelines in development (working titles)

Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Nursing

This guideline will focus on creating evidence-based guidance to help eliminate anti-Black racism in nursing and improve belonging, well-being, and retention of Black nurses across all sectors. We expect to publish the guideline in 2025.

Clinical Practice in a Digital Health Environment

This guideline will foster the ability of nurses and other health providers to maintain, advance and strengthen professional practice in the context of a digital health environment. We expect to publish the guideline in 2023.

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Existing guidelines under revision (working titles)

Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour

The purpose of this best practice guideline (BPG) is to provide nurses and health providers with recommendations, based on the best available evidence, related to the assessment and management of adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviour. This document is intended to provide support to nurses and health providers in the care of the suicidal client.

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Assessment and Management of Pain (Fourth edition)

This guideline will provide updates to our evidence-based guidance for nurses, other health providers ,and people and their families on preventing, assessing and managing all types of pain across the lifespan. We expect to publish the guideline in 2024.

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Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care

This guideline will provide updated evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other health providers to enhance the quality of practice pertaining to delirium, dementia, and depression in older adults. We expect to publish this guideline in 2025.

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Person-and Family-Centred Care (Third edition)

This foundational guideline will continue to promote evidence-based practices associated with people-centred care. It will help nurses and other health providers acquire the knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to become more adept at practising people-centred care. We expect to publish this guideline in 2024.

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Preventing Falls and Reducing Injuries from Falls (Fourth edition)

This guideline will provide updated evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other health providers on preventing falls and reducing injury from falls. We expect to publish this guideline in 2025.

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Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (Third edition)

This guideline will provide updates to our evidence-based recommendations to nurses and other health providers on how to prevent and manage diabetes-related foot ulcers. We expect to publish this guideline in 2024. 

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Risk Assessment, Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries (Fourth edition)

This guideline will provide updates to our evidence-based guidance for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who providing care to people with at risk of developing pressure injuries and those with existing pressure injuries. We expect to publish the guideline in 2024.

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Intimate Partner Violence (Second Edition) 

This new edition guideline will provide updated evidence-based recommendations for nurses, health and social service providers, and the public safety sector on intimate partner violence including screening, identification and initial response. We expect to publish this guideline in 2025.

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Self-Management of Chronic Conditions: Collaboration with Clients

This guideline will provide updated evidence-informed and evidence-based guidance for nurses and health care providers on how to support self-management of chronic conditions. This edition will also amalgamate the Strategies to Support Self-Management in Chronic Conditions: Collaboration with Clients (2010) & Facilitating Client-Centered Learning (2012) BPGs.

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