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Integrating Tobacco Interventions into Daily Practice (Third Edition)

This Clinical Best Practice Guideline (BPG) is to replace the RNAO (2007) BPG Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice (Second Edition). This BPG provides direction to nurses and other health-care providers to support individuals who use tobacco in all care settings. The implementation of the evidence-based recommendations provided in this BPG will enhance the health-care providers' provision of quality care to clients who use tobacco and also improve clinical outcomes.

The BPG provides evidence-based best practice recommendations in three areas:

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Prevention Falls & Reducing Injury from Falls

About this Guideline:
Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls (3rd ed.) replaces the RNAO (2011) BPG Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult, which was originally published in 2002 and then revised in 2005 and 2011.

Whereas previous editions focused on older adults in hospital and long-term-care settings, the scope of this third edition has been expanded to include in all adults (>18 years) at risk for falls and receiving care from nurses and other health-care providers across the health-care continuum, including those living in the community.

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Adult Asthma Care: Promoting Control of Asthma

Adult Asthma Care: Promoting Control of Asthma

This nursing Best Practice Guideline (BPG) is intended to replace the RNAO BPG Adult Asthma Care Guidelines for Nurses: Promoting Control of Asthma (2004) and its supplement (2007). It is to be used by nurses and other members of the interprofessional health-care team to enhance the quality of their practice pertaining to the assessment and management of adult asthma, ultimately improving clinical and health outcomes through the use of evidence-based practices.

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Adopting eHealth Solutions: Implementation Strategies

Adopting eHealth Solutions: Implementation Strategies

The purpose of this guideline is to provide evidence-based individual, organization, education, and system/policy recommendations to: 1) enhance the capacity of all individuals involved in the implementation of an eHealth solution within a health care organization; 2) establish suitable infrastructures to support eHealth education needs; and, 3) facilitate technology-enabled health system transformation.

Specifically, the objectives of this guideline are to enhance the capacity of:

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Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care

This guideline has been developed to improve the screening assessment of older adults (65 years or older) for delirium, dementia and depression and to address the question of how best to care for those who have delirium, dementia and depression.

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Intra-professional Collaborative Practice among Nurses

The goal of this best practice guideline is to strengthen collaborative practice among nurses, because effective collaborative practice is essential for working in health-care organizations.

In this guideline, we focus on collaborative practice amongst three types of nursing professionals – registered nurse (RN), registered practical nurse (RPN) and nurse practitioner (NP) – and explore what fosters healthy work environments for them, aware that collaboration must align with the needs of the patient or client.

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Assessment and Management of Pressure Injuries for the Interprofessional Team

The purpose of this Guideline is to present evidence-based recommendations that apply to the decisions and best practices of interprofessional teams working to assess and manage existing pressure injuries in people 18 years of age and above. This Best Practice Guideline (BPG) replaces the RNAO BPG Assessment and Management of Stage I to IV Pressure Ulcers (2007).

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Practice Education

The purpose of this Guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations that promote and sustain the undergraduate nursing student’s application of knowledge to practice in a variety of clinical learning environments. The Guideline explores the relationships among and between students and nursing educators, nursing staff, preceptors, and diverse health-care team members, and it considers their influence on the quality of practice education, professional socialization, and nursing excellence.

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Person and Family Centred Care

The Person- and Family-Centred Care best practice guideline (formerly Client Centred Care) was developed to promote evidence-based practices associated with person- and family-centred care to assist nurses and other health-care providers acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to practice person-and family-centred care.

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Engaging Clients Who Use Substances

This guideline has been developed to address the question of how to assess and manage people with substance use disorders. It provides evidence-based recommendations to all nurses and the interprofessional team who provide care in all health-care settings to individuals related to Mental Health and Addictions.

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