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

Implementation Stories

The LTC Best Practices Program funded by the Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (LTC) and administered through the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), have a shared objective to support the staff in the LTC sector.

The Long-Term Care Best Practices Toolkit, 2nd edition (LTC Toolkit) section for sharing stories from LTC homes relating to the implementation of any of the RNAO Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) is an opportunity to share successes and challenges with the aim of improving resident care.

Story telling is an opportunity to participate in reflective practice and gives us the opportunity to learn about the similarities and challenges that connect us all in the LTC sector.  Stories about lessons learned or successful strategies to overcome barriers will enhance support for LTC staff that has similar concerns and issues. Objective is to support LTC staff that will benefit from the experiences of others. 

The Program recognizes, everyone has a unique story, and when shared, these stories can enhance collective learning and inspire practice change. This section of the tool kit is a collection of stories sharing lessons from implementing evidence-based care.  Thank you for sharing your experiences related to best practice with your LTC colleagues.

The stories are grouped into the following categories:

  • Care Transitions
  • Conflict - Managing and Mitigating
  • Continence Care and Bowel Management
  • Creating a Healthy Work Environment
  • Delirium, Dementia and Depression and Responsive Behaviours
  • End-of-life Care
  • Falls Prevention and Management
  • Implementation and Integration
  • Intra-professional Collaborative Practice among Nurses
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing Leadership - Developing and Sustaining
  • Oral Care - Assessment and Interventions
  • Pain - Assessment and Management
  • Person-and Family-Centred Care
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Restraints - Alternative Approaches
  • Skin and Wound Care
  • Spread and sustainability
  • Violence in the Workplace - Prevention and Management  
  • Other Topics