• Achieving cultural competency with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients through application of Carper's Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing 

      Giancola, Joseph R. (2014-08-05)
      Vulnerable groups with respect to health care are those susceptible to heightened adverse physical, psychological, or sociological health because of their particular status within society (De Chesnay & Anderson, 2008). ...
    • Adult Asthma Care Guidelines for Nurses: Promoting Control of Asthma 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-02)
      The purpose of this best practice guideline is to provide nurses (RNs and RPNs) working in diverse settings with an evidence-based summary of basic asthma care for adults. The guideline aims to assist nurses and their ...
    • Aseptic Administration of Intravenous Medications by Anesthesia Providers; a Quality Improvement Project 

      Stewart, Brittny (2018-05-22)
      This quality improvement project addresses the lack of compliance by anesthesia providers in following aseptic techniques for preparing and administering IV medications. An initial 8-question survey was conducted to assess ...
    • 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 ...
    • Assessment and Device Selection for Vascular Access 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2008)
      This best practice guideline focuses on assisting all nurses providing care to clients requiring infusion therapy in diverse practice settings, both institutional and community. This guideline incorporates best practices ...
    • Assessment and Management of Foot Ulcers for People with Diabetes 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2013-03)
      This guideline has been developed to address the question of how to assess and manage people with established diagnosis of diabetic foot ulcer(s). It provides evidence-based recommendations to all nurses and the interprofessional ...
    • Assessment and Management of Pain 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2013-12)
      This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing people with the presence, or risk of, any type of pain.
    • Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-03)
      The purpose of this guideline, Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers (Revised), is to identify nursing care related to assessment, management of tissue load, ulcer care and the management of bacterial ...
    • Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2004-03)
      The purpose of this guideline is to:- improve outcomes for venous leg ulcer clients;- assist practitioners to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions;   and- promote the responsible use of ...
    • Assessment of Risk for Osteoporosis 

      Abraham, Raymol; Lakhani, Rita (2015-09-17)
      Osteoporosis is a major global public health problem associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic burden. Osteoporosis is a silent disease, reflected only in a low bone density, till a fracture occurs. ...
    • Bar Code Medication Administration-Clinic Orders (BCMA-CO) Increase Nurses' Satisfaction With The Medication Administration System - A Quality Improvement Project 

      Valdez, Maria Jinky R. (2017-08-03)
      Nurses’ satisfaction was compared before and after implementation of Bar Code Medication Administration- Clinic Orders (BCMA-CO) in a Veterans Affairs (VA) urgent care clinic. Results were significant, revealing increased ...
    • Best Practice Guideline for the Subcutaneous Administration of Insulin in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-06)
      The focus of this guideline is to support nurses, Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) in all practice settings, as they care for clients (18 years and older) with type 2 diabetes requiring ...
    • Breastfeeding Best Practice Guidelines for Nurses 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2003-09)
      The purpose of this guideline is to improve breastfeeding outcomes for mothers and infants, to assist practitioners to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions, and to promote the responsible use ...
    • Can Structured Orientation for New Nurse Graduates Through Improved Preceptor Programs Decrease Turn-Over Rates? 

      Kimery, Dara L. (2016-10-20)
      Preceptors take on the responsibility of educating and training new nurses in innovative evidence based practice as they pass on their knowledge and facilitate the growth of critical discernment and solid clinical skillsets. ...
    • Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2008)
      This best practice guideline focuses on assisting all nurses in diverse practice settings, both institutional and community, who provide care to clients requiring vascular access. This guideline incorporates best practices ...
    • Care Transitions 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2014-03)
      This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses and other members of the interprofessional team who are assessing and managing clients undergoing a care transition.
    • Caregiving Strategies for Older Adults with Delirium, Dementia and Depression 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-05)
      This guideline has been developed to address the question of how best to care for older adults (65 years or older) with delirium, dementia and/or depression. It is the intent of this document to recommend care strategies ...
    • Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review of Current Treatment Approaches and the Impact on Patient Outcomes 

      O'Hare, Anne M. (2015-08-04)
      Abstract Objective: To explore the effectiveness of treatment modalities considered alternative to opioid medication for non-malignant chronic pain. Design: A systematic review of the literature was performed using the ...
    • Client Centred Care 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2006-03)
      The purpose of this guideline is the development and utilization of “client centred” best practice for all health sectors, which empowers the client, improves client satisfaction, and enhances quality of care and quality ...
    • Collaborative Care for Depression in Primary Care 

      Schwarzenbart, Amy J. (2015-11-19)
      Improvements in symptom recognition and treatment of depression can be improved through collaborative care. Collaboration of both primary care provider and behavioral health providers can help patients with depression ...