Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Projects and Initiatives

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The RNAO, in partnership with Canada Health Infoway, has established a nurse peer leader network that will enhance patient-centred, evidence-based wound care management using advanced clinical e-functions (e-clinical decision support and e-clinical analytics) and patient e-services (e-views). The network will increase the use of International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP®)-encoded nursing order sets (NOS), an e-clinical decision support resource, derived from the RNAO evidence-based best practice guidelines (BPGs).

Nursing Quality Indicators for Reporting and Evaluation (NQuIRE) is the first international quality improvement initiative of its kind consisting of a database of quality indicators derived from recommendations within RNAO’s clinical Best Practice Guidelines (BPGs).

The RNAO and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) partnered between 2010-2012 for the national Prevention of Elder Abuse Centres of Excellence (PEACE) initiative, involving ten long-term care homes across Canada. Funding was provided by the Government of Canada’s New Horizon for Seniors Program, Federal Elder Abuse Initiative.

The Registered Nurses´ Association of Ontario continues to be funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and eHealth Ontario to implement the Nursing and eHealth Project. The purpose of the initiative is to facilitate the nursing profession's involvement in the Ontario eHealth agenda and support nurses to take a leadership role in the adoption of communication and information systems in all health-care settings.