Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

How we can help you implement BPGs

The coordinators will be identifying homes that may be interested in participating in this initiative, as well as promoting the importance of evidence-based practice among homes that are not aware of the guidelines or how they may be used.
Specific activities of coordinators may include:

  • Conducting a brief survey to gain a provincial perspective on the uptake of best practices in the LTC sector;

  • Seeking, creating and coordinating opportunities for promotion and use of evidence-based best practices in the LTC sector;

  • Establishing regional networking forums such as communities of practice to support uptake of BPGs;

  • Providing access to best practice resources and supporting implementation;

  • Developing and mentoring individuals in LTC homes who will promote and support knowledge transfer within their region;

  • Providing ongoing consultation with RAI-MDS and non-RAI-MDS LTC homes in order to develop a common approach to implementation;

  • Linking and integrating the BPG initiative with RAI-MDS and with other performance improvement initiatives;

  • Networking with other LTC best practice coordinators, regional champions and individuals endowed with an Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowships to ensure sharing of lessons learned in implementation and best practices; and

  • Supporting a coordinated program of research within the sector with a focus on measuring impact of best practices on residents, staff and the organization through a program of evaluative research.