Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Projects and Initiatives

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In a collaborative project between the RNAO IABPG research team and RNAO's policy department, a scoping review was conducted in order to create a comprehensive electronic database of registered nurse (RN) effectiveness.

Addressing Abuse of Older Adults: An RNAO Initiative aims to prevent and address abuse and neglect of older adults throughout various health care institutions and community settings in Canada. The foundation of the initiative—funded by the Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program—is Canada's first evidence-based best practice guideline for health-care providers, Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches.

RNAO's BPG Order SetsTM (formally known as Nursing Order Sets (NOS)) are an unprecedented and innovative knowledge translation tool designed to support the implementation of evidence-based practices across the care continuum. BPG order sets make it easier to translate evidence into practice by providing clear, concise, actionable intervention statements that can be readily incorporated into various practice settings.

Why BPG Orders Sets are important?

RNAO's BPG Order Sets are important because they:

The Long-Term Care (LTC) Best Practices Coordinator role was introduced to the LTC sector as a pilot project funded by the Nursing Secretariat in 2005. Many successes in LTC Homes have been achieved through this project, including improved quality of care for residents and the facilitation of an evidence-based practice culture by front-line staff through the implementation of best practice guidelines (BPGs).

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Mental Health and Additions Branch to implement the Mental Health and Addictions Initiative.