• Workplace Health, Safety and Well-Being of the Nurse 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2008-02)
      This guideline addresses the many factors that contribute to nurses’ health, safety and well-being and makes specific recommendations that may influence the overall health and well-being of the individual nurse. This ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Preventing and Managing Violence in the Workplace 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-06)
      We have developed this best practice guideline to: Define and describe violence in the workplace. Identify strategies to plan, implement and evaluate outcomes related to recognizing and assessing the risk of violence in ...
    • Supporting Clients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-07)
      This guideline will focus on recommendations for any youth, adult or older adult either already on MMT or those who are potential candidates for MMT. Particular attention will be paid to priority populations (for whom there ...
    • Decision Support for Adults Living with Chronic Kidney Disease 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-07)
      The purpose of this best practice guideline is: To help nurses recognize patients with CKD experiencing decisional conflict related to situations in which there is more than one option available for managing their ...
    • Nursing Management of Hypertension 

      Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario; Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-07)
      This best practice guideline focuses on assisting nurses working in diverse practice settings in the management of hypertension. This work is being conducted to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario’s High ...
    • Ostomy Care & Management 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2009-08)
      This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses related to the assessment and management of people with colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies, including the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Screening for Delirium, Dementia and Depression in Older Adults 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-05)
      This guideline has been developed to improve the screening assessment of older adult clients for delirium, dementia and depression. This guideline does not include recommendations for the management of these conditions in ...
    • Strategies to Support Self-Management in Chronic Conditions: Collaboration with Clients 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-09)
      The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses in self-management support. These recommendations identify strategies and interventions that ...
    • Enhancing Healthy Adolescent Development 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2010-12)
      The nursing profession has long been considered a leader in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. The goal of this document is to assist nurses working with youth in a variety of practice settings, i.e. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Preventing and Mitigating Nurse Fatigue in Health Care 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-08)
      This best practice guideline has been developed to identify and describe: ■ practices that result in preventing and mitigating fatigue for nurses and other health-care professionals; ■ system resources that support ...
    • 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 ...
    • End of Life Care During the Last Days and Hours 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2011-09)
      The purpose of this best practice guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses on best nursing practices for end-of-life care during the last days and hours ...
    • Hemolysis of Blood Specimens: Increasing Time in the Emergency Department 

      Young, Sherry; Hiles, Julie (2011-10-17)
      [ENA Leadership Conference] Evidence-based Practice Presentation: Hemolysis of Blood Specimens: Increasing Time In The Emergency DepartmentPurpose: The nurses in a rural Emergency Department (ED) noted an increased ...

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