• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Educator's Resource: Integration of Best Practice Guidelines 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2005-06)
      The Educator’s Resource: Integration of Best Practice Guidelines (Educator’s Resource) is part of the larger Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) Program initiated by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and ...
    • 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, ...
    • Supporting and Strengthening Families through Expected & Unexpected Life Events 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2006-03)
      Focusing on the family is an integral component of nursing practice. The guideline development panel acknowledges that most nurses already have relevant knowledge and skills to care for families. However, this guideline ...
    • Establishing Therapeutic Relationships 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2006-03)
      This nursing best practice guideline will address the therapeutic relationship and its central importance to nursing practice. Effective nursing practice is dependent on an effective therapeutic relationship between 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 ...
    • Crisis Intervention 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2006-03)
      This guideline describes best practice in crisis intervention. While its primary focus is on mental health crises, its application has relevance to all settings and populations who experience developmental, situational, ...
    • Collaborative Practice Among Nursing Teams 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2006-11)
      The focus for the development of this guideline was collaborative practice among nursing teams with the view that this may be a first stage in a multi-staged process that could eventually result in interprofessional ...
    • Reducing Foot Complications for People with Diabetes 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007)
      The focus of this best practice guideline is to support nurses as they help people with diabetes reduce their risk of foot complications. Specifically, this guideline assists nurses who are not specialists in diabetes care ...
    • 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 ...
    • Professionalism in Nursing 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-03)
      This Best Practice Guideline (BPG) focuses on professionalism, which is essential for healthy work environments for nurses. A healthy work environment for nurses is a practice setting that maximizes the health and well ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Embracing Cultural Diversity in Health Care: Developing Cultural Competence 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-04)
      This guideline addresses:- Knowledge, competencies and behaviours that exist in culturally competent workplaces- Indicators and features of culturally competent practice settings- Organizational values, relationships, ...
    • Developing and Sustaining Effective Staffing and Workload Practices 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2007-12)
      The guideline was developed to identify and describe:- Staffing and workload practices that foster healthy work environments resulting in better outcomes for nurses.- System resources that support healthy staffing and ...
    • Promoting Asthma Control in Children 

      Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 2008)
      Best practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners’ and clients’ decisions about appropriate health care (Field & Lohr, 1990). This best practice guideline focuses on assisting nurses ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...