Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition

This Toolkit was designed to assist health care settings in maximizing the potential of BPGs,through systematic and well-planned implementation. It was also designed to accompany the nursing best practice guidelines (NBPGs) developed by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) in order to facilitate their implementation. Purchase Hardcopy The likelihood of success in implementing BPGs increases when:

  • A systematic process is used to identify a well-developed, evidence-based BPGs
  • Appropriate stakeholders are identified and engaged
  • An assessment of environmental readiness for BPG implementation is conducted
  • Evidence-based implementation strategies are used that address the issues raised through the environmental readiness assessment
  • An evaluation of the implementation is planned and conducted
  • Consideration of resource implications to carry out these activities is adequately addressed

The Toolkit is current undergoing revisions. Find out more.