Appendix B: Abbreviations

Abbreviation Term
AA Action Alert
BPG Best Practice Guideline
BPSO® Best Practice Spotlight Organization®
CAM complementary and alternative medicine
CIHR Canadian Institutes of Health Research
CNO College of Nurses of Ontario
COI conflict of interest
CPSI Canadian Patient Safety Institute
EBM evidence-based medicine
EBNP evidence-based nursing practice
EBP evidence-based practice
HEC Healthcare Excellence Canada
HCP health-care provider
IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IM&T information management and technology
KTA Knowledge-to-Action
LTC long-term care
MPP member of provincial parliament
PRISMA Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
QI quality improvement
RNAO Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
SMA Social Movement Action
SMO social movement organization
WHO World Health Organization