Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices in long-term care.

Skin and Wound Care

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    A tool to assist with comparing your organization’s current practice with evidence-based RNAO best practice recommendations.

    Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (2022) Gap Analysis-Assessment and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers. Toronto, ON.

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    On April 11, 2023, changes to Ontario Regulation 246/22 (the "Regulation") under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 (the "Act") came into effect.
    Informed by engagement with key partners and stakeholders, as well as feedback from the public, the Ministry of Long-Term Care (the "Ministry") has refined the regulatory framework with consideration of the lived experience of residents and long-term care homes and emerging needs in the sector.

    Retrieved from: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/220246

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    This free to join Community of Practice contains Modules on such topics as how wounds heal, wound assessment and wound packing. The site also has links to Canadian association of Wound Care, Diabetic Foot Canada, and several YouTube webinars on a variety of related topics

    BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. (n.d.). elearning modules: Skin and wound care. Retreived from https://www.clwk.ca/

    Copyright 2016 BCPSQC. All Rights Reserved.

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    Nurses often face decisions about whether they can perform specific activities. This practice standard outlines the legislated scope of nursing practice and
    other key requirements for nurses when deciding whether to perform an activity for safe client care. 

     CNO-scope-of-practice.pdf

    Copyright © College of Nurses of Ontario, 2023

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    Cette ligne directrice a été élaborée afin d'aborder la question de l'évaluation et du traitement des personnes qui ont un diagnostic avéré de plaies du pied causées par le diabète. Elle fournit des recommandations fondés sur les données probantes à toutes les infirmières ainsiqu'aux membres de l'équipe pluridisciplinaire qui prodiguent des soins dans des établissements de santé à des personnes (âgées de plus de 15 ans) atteintes de type 1 ou de type 2, qui sont atteintes de plaies du pied causées par le diabète.

    Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l'Ontario (2013). Évaluation et traitement des plaies du pied chez les personnes atteintes de diabète (2e édition). Toronto, Ontario : Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l'Ontario. Récupérée de : http://rnao.ca/bpg/guidelines/assessment-and-management-foot-ulcers-people-diabetes-second-edition

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    A detailed policy and procedure for preventing dehydration in LTC residents. It was developed by the Toronto Best Practice Implementation Steering Committee.

    Reference: Toronto Best Practice in LTC initiative working group , (December 2006), Policy and Procedure: Hydration Management Toronto Best Practice in LTC Initiative, date retrieved, June 8 2015,

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    The recommendations in this document from Wound Canada,  are based on the best available evidence and are intended to support the clinician, the patient, his/her family and the health-care team in planning and delivering the best clinical practice. Two foundational papers supplement this document with additional evidence-informed information and recommendations that are general to all wound types: “Skin: Anatomy, Physiology and Wound Healing,” and “Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Management of Wounds.”

    © 2018 Canadian Association of Wound Care All rights reserved. 1525r3E

    https://www.woundscanada.ca/doclink/bpr-prevention-and-management-of-skin-tears/eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJicHItcHJldmVudGlvbi1hbmQtbWFuYWdlbWVudC1vZi1za2luLXRlYXJzIiwiaWF0IjoxNjQyMDk3MTc2LCJleHAiOjE2NDIxODM1NzZ9.iJkbdhFNBHe9XhHP6u6KB9MjPKWj8rQwLfoz5yzeCdU

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    Les recommandations contenues dans cette Ligne directrice sont axées sur trois volets : (1) les recommandations relatives à la pratique professionnelle, axées sur les infirmières, (2) les recommandations relatives à la formation, axées sur les compétences requises pour la pratique, et (3) les recommandations relatives à l’établissement et aux politiques, qui traitent de l’importance d’un milieu favorable en tant que facteur nécessaire à la prestation de soins infirmiers de haute qualité, notamment une évaluation continue de la mise en place de la Ligne directrice. Supplément : 2007 Cette ligne directrice sur les pratiques exemplaires fournit des recommandations pour les infirmières qui ne sont pas des spécialistes dans le secteur du diabète. Ces recommandations aident des infirmières pour conduire des évaluations des risques pour des ulcères de pied, fournissent l'éducation de base pour la prévention des ulcères de pied et mettez en application les interventions appropriées quand il y a un à haut risque pour le présent d'ulcère ou d'amputation.

    Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l’Ontario. Réduction des complications des plaies du pied chez les diabétiques. Association des infirmières et infirmiers autorisés de l’Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 2007. Recuperé de : http://rnao.ca/bpg/guidelines/reducing-foot-complications-people-diabetes

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    Wounds Care (formally CAWC) s a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of wound prevention and management by being the leading knowledge mobilization organization relating to wounds in Canad

    Wounds canada. (n.d.). https://www.woundscanada.ca/

    The wounds canada website provides information on the role of the organization and educational offerings that support the advancement of wound care in Canada.