• Assessment and Care of Adults at Risk for Suicidal Ideation and Behaviour 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-01)
      This best practice guideline aims to assist nurses working in diverse practice settings provide evidence-based care to adults at risk for suicidal ideation and behaviours. Within the scope of this guideline, adults at risk ...
    • Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-03)
      This best practice guideline is intended to provide direction to nurses during daily practice in all care settings, both institutional and community. This guideline does not describe in-depth interventions for special ...
    • Interventions for Postpartum Depression 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2005-04)
      The focus of this guideline is on the confirmation, prevention, and treatment of mothers with depressive symptoms in the first postpartum year. This guideline will benefit community, family practice, and hospital-based ...
    • Nursing Care of Dyspnea: The 6th Vital Sign in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-02)
      This guideline, Nursing Care of Dyspnea: The 6th Vital Sign in Individuals with COPD, will address the nursing assessment and management of stable, unstable and acute dyspnea associated with COPD. The guideline focuses its ...
    • Oral Health: Nursing Assessment and Interventions 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2008-12)
      This best practice guideline aims to assist nurses working in diverse practice settings provide evidence-based oral health care to adults with special needs. Within the scope of this guideline, those with special needs may ...
    • Prevention of Constipation in the Older Adult Population 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-11)
      The purpose of this guideline is to reduce the frequency and severity of constipation among older adults through the use of adequate hydration and dietary fibre, regular consistent toileting and physical activity. Achieving ...
    • Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-05)
      The purpose of this guideline is to increase all nurses’ confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities in the identification of adults within health care facilities at risk of falling and to define interventions for the ...
    • Promoting Continence Using Prompted Voided 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-08)
      Best practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist decision-making by healthcare practitioners and clients about appropriate healthcare. The purpose of this guideline is to provide information on ...
    • Risk Assessment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-09)
      This best practice guideline assists nurses who work in diverse practice settings to identify adults who are at risk of pressure ulcers. This guideline further provides direction to nurses in defining early interventions ...
    • Stroke Assessment Across the Continuum of Care 

      Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario; Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2005-06)
      This best practice guideline focuses on assisting nurses working in diverse practice settings in the assessment and/or screening of stroke survivors. Nurses working in partnership with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, ...
    • Woman Abuse: Screening, Identification and Initial Response 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2012-05)
      The overall purpose of this guideline is to facilitate routine universal screening for woman abuse by nurses in all practice settings. The intended outcome is increased opportunity for disclosure, which will promote health, ...

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