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Education & resources

Looking for support in improving processes and outcomes? We want you to know that you are not alone. We have a variety of self-serve resources, and if you have questions you can talk directly with one of our experts. 

Implementation resources

Long-term care best practices toolkit

The LTC toolkit is designed to offer point-of-care staff, nurses, educators and leaders access to the best available evidence-based resources and tools. It supports the use of best practice guidelines (BPG), program development, implementation and evaluation to enhance the quality of resident care and create a healthy work environment (HWE).

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Events and education

We offer a wide variety of educational events and learning resources. The courses work as independent learning, group learning, and in combination with larger programs.

Best practice guidelines

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Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls

This guideline focuses on the prevention of falls and fall injuries in all adults at risk for falls – including those living in the community – who are receiving care from nurses or other health-care providers.

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Transitions in Care and Services

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses and members of the interprofessional team, organizations and the health system. These recommendations support safe and effective transitions in care for pediatric and adult persons and their support network.

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A Palliative Approach to Care in the last 12 Months of life

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations to nurses and the interprofessional health team who support adults experiencing the last 12 months of a progressive life-limiting illness, and their families and caregivers.

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See all our guidelines

We have more than 50 BPG resources covering a wide variety of topics.

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Capacity-building programs and resources

Find change opportunities: Gap analysis

A gap analysis allows teams to focus on what areas need change, and develop a plan for implementing it. We have gap analyses for dozens of issues related to resident care and supporting healthy work environments.

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Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowships

The Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship program provides opportunities for RNs and NPs to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise. How? By advancing projects that will meet a need or gap in service within their organizations, with support from mentors, from the organization that employs them – and from RNAO.

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Knowledge-sharing videos

We have an extensive library of videos, webinars and panel discussions on many topics related to nursing and health care in Ontario.

Building and sustaining best practices

Promoting a palliative approach to care 

Power of strong clinical placements in long-term care 

Navigating common problems when leading change: strategies for champions to succeed 

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Online courses

We offer a wide variety of educational events and learning resources. The members-only courses work as independent learning, group learning, and in combination with larger programs.

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BPSO leads

The BPSO designation is a chance to show residents and families that your organization is prepared to go the extra mile to ensure quality care. 

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    Clinicians: Work in LTC

    Caring for Ontario’s seniors is one of the most important responsibilities we have as a community. It’s also incredibly rewarding!

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    Students and preceptors

    You are the future of long-term care, and we’re here to support you with a variety of resources. You can even get support from our experts.

    Funded by the Government of Ontario.