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The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

This collection contains documents from RNAO’s BPG Program.

BPG Program:

RNAO’s Best Practice Guidelines Program is funded by the Ontario government’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Launched in 1999, it provides the best available evidence for patient care across a wide spectrum of health-care areas. The 50 guidelines developed to date are a substantive contribution towards building excellence in Ontario’s health-care system. They are available to nurses, other health-care professionals and organizations across Canada and abroad. To learn more about RNAO’s Nursing Best Guidelines Program or to view these resources, please visit

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