Best Practice Spotlight Organizations

Designated by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Being a designate speaks to our commitment to ensure we are utilizing best practices in our everyday work.

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations are health care and academic organizations selected by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario to implement and evaluate best practice guidelines.

It's a dynamic partnership that focuses on making a positive impact on patient care through evidence-based practice.

Best practice guidelines are important to our work as they:

  • Make it easier to bring evidence to our practice
  • Provide a process for assessing what we do and eliminating practices that are not evidence-based
  • Create an environment that promotes clinical excellence and quality assurance
  • Result in better outcomes for clients and employees
  • Empower staff to collaborate, be informed and make the best decisions in the workplace

Best Practice Champions

  • Public Health

    Designated sites

    Guidelines that have been implemented

    • Integrating tobacco interventions into daily practice
    • Breastfeeding best practice guidelines for nurses
    • Interventions for postpartum depression
    • Primary prevention of childhood obesity
    • Promoting and supporting the initiation, exclusivity and continuation of breastfeeding for newborns, infants and young children
    • Woman abuse: screening, identification and initial response
    • Working with families to promote safe sleep for infants 0-12 months of age
  • Seniors Services

    Best Practice Champions include nurses, personal support workers, management and other health providers in various roles at our long-term care homes.

    Best Practice Champions are passionate about evidence-based practice and improving the overall health and well-being of the residents we serve.

    These champions help with raising awareness of best practice guidelines, understand change management processes and influence the uptake of best practice guidelines among their peers.

    Designated sites

    Guidelines that have been implemented

    • Person and family centred care
    • Developing and sustaining nursing leadership
    • Preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults: person centered, collaborative, system-wide approaches
    • Assessment and management of the stage one to four pressure ulcers
    • Assessment and management of pain
    • Supporting adults with oral health who need help
    • Preventing falls and reducing injury from falls
    • Assessment for admission
    • Assessment for delirium


  • Equip our nurses with the tools and knowledge of the best practice guidelines
  • Provide career growth opportunities
  • Use the best evidence to advocate for our clients and residents, while enhancing outcomes and defending nursing practice with evidence
  • Implement best practice guidelines, including tools, processes and structure to enhance quality health outcomes in Niagara
  • Develop accurate data and analysis which will measure and demonstrate improvements and change

More information

Learn more about Best Practice Spotlight Organizations.

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