TORONTO, Aug. 10 /CNW/ - Details of an agreement between Ontario's top
professional nursing organization and the Spanish government to improve
patient care in that country will be announced this week.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is partnering with
the Unidad de coordinacion y desarrollo de la Investigacion en
Enfermeria (Investern-iscii) to translate RNAO's best practice
guidelines into Spanish.
The guidelines are evidence-based tools nurses use in their everyday
practice to improve patient care. Forty-two guidelines have been
developed to date, including ones focused on health promotion such as
breastfeeding, prevention of child obesity, and reducing falls in older
persons. Guidelines have also been developed in the area of chronic
disease management such as diabetes. And there are guidelines to support
nurses working with patients who are ill with various conditions such as
hypertension and asthma.
RNAO says numerous other countries are already benefitting from the
knowledge these nursing best practice guidelines provide. Spain is the
first country to translate all of RNAO's guidelines for the benefit of
nurses, other health-care professionals and patients in Spain and other
A media conference to announce an agreement to translate RNAO's 42
best practice guidelines into Spanish.
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, 158 Pearl Street, Toronto
(corner of Pearl and Duncan Streets near King Street)
Thursday, August 12th from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
- Doris Grinspun, Executive Director, Registered Nurse Association
-Teresa Moreno, Chief Executive Officer, Unidad de coordinación y
desarrollo de la Investigación en Enfermeria
- Hon. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional
association representing registered nurses in Ontario. 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
The International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Program (IABPG)
is a signature program of RNAO focused on the development,
dissemination, implementation and evaluation of clinical and healthy
work environment best practices. The program was launched in 1999 with
multi-year funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term
Care. The guidelines 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 href="www.rnao.org/bestpractices">www.rnao.org/bestpractices.
For more information about RNAO, visit our website at www.rnao.org. You
can also check out our Facebook page at href="www.rnao.org/facebook">www.rnao.org/facebook
and follow us on Twitter at href="www.twitter.com/rnao">www.twitter.com/rnao.
SOURCE Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
For further information: For further information:
To arrange an interview with Ms. Grinspun or with another nurse, please contact:
Director of Communications
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
158 Pearl Street