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Monday, August 11, 2014

RNAO Care Transitions Best Practice

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has recently released a Care Transitions Best Practice Guide intended to guide interdisciplinary teams deliver the best care while transitioning patients (whether in acute care, long-term care or within the community).  Care transitions are "a set of actions designed to ensure the safe and effective coordination and continuity of care as clients experience a change in health status, care needs, health-care providers or location (within, between or across settings)".

Care transitions should be comprehensive, and should establish the logistical arrangements of moving in addition to the detailed care of the patient.

To read the full BPG and all its recommendations for practice, please visit

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