Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

July 03, 2012 16:41 ET

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario and Partner to Improve Patient Safety with Nursing Order Sets

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2012) - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) and are pleased to announce a partnership that serves to optimize the quality of care, improve patient safety, and reduce health-care costs. RNAO's world class evidence-based clinical and work environment best practice guidelines (BPGs) will be made available as an order set module for users of

Order sets are detailed, evidence-based treatment checklists that allow clinicians to quickly and easily specify appropriate care for hundreds of health conditions. RNAO's order sets draw on the robustness of the association's nursing BPGs. These orders sets will be used as key tools to improve the quality and safety of patient care in many different health-care settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care
  • Complex Continuing Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Retirement
  • Home Care
  • Primary Care
  • Academic/Educational Settings
  • Occupational Health Organizations
  • Public Health Organizations

Dr. Doris Grinspun, RNAO's Chief Executive Officer, said, "Nurses play a central role in health care and supporting them with easy access to the latest in evidence-based clinical practices, advances their ability to ensure patients receive the highest quality of nursing care. RNAO's partnership with helps us meet the goal of safe, high quality health care for patients everywhere."

Dr. Christopher O'Connor, President and Founder of, said, "We are delighted to be partnering with RNAO to ensure that nursing order sets are available throughout the health-care system. RNAO is a great partner because of their expertise and international recognition on evidence-based guidelines, and our shared goal of increasing the quality of care, patient safety, and reducing costs. Nursing order sets are a very important addition to what we offer to health-care providers of all types both in Canada and internationally."

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 serve. RNAO's Best Practice Guidelines program provides the best available evidence for patient care across a wide range of health-care settings. is a transformative health care solution that provides comprehensive libraries of order sets, sophisticated software, and implementation tools for over 240 hospitals and health care centres. is unique in that it is the only collaborative order set solution of its kind in the world that provides hospitals with all the technologies necessary to share and learn from each other as they customize order sets to meet their unique needs. is endorsed by the Ontario Hospital Association and has a strategic alliance with Accreditation Canada International.

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