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Standards & Guidelines

The College provides practice standards and guidelines to support nurses in providing safe and ethical nursing care to the people of Ontario.

Practice standards outline the expectations for nurses that contribute to public protection. They inform nurses of their accountabilities and the public of what to expect of nurses. The standards apply to all nurses regardless of their role, job description or area of practice.

Practice guidelines, which often address specific practice-related issues, help nurses understand their responsibilities and how to make safe and ethical decisions in their practice.

The College provides a variety of educational and consultative services -- including webcasts, teleconferences and its Outreach Program -- to help nurses understand the standards and how to apply them to their practice.

PRACTICE STANDARD

RESOURCES

Confidentiality and Privacy:
Personal Health Information

Decisions about Procedures and Authority

Documentation

Ethics

Infection Prevention and Control

Medication

Nurse Practitioner

Professional Standards

Restraints

Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship

PRACTICE GUIDELINES


Authorizing Mechanisms

Complementary Therapies


Conflict Prevention and Management

Consent

Culturally Sensitive Care

Directives

Disagreeing With the Plan of Care

Guiding Decisions About End-of-Life Care

Independent Practice

Influenza Vaccinations

Preparing for an Influenza Pandemic

Refusing Assignments and Discontinuing Nursing Services

RN and RPN Practice: The Client, the Nurse and the Environment

Supporting Learners

Telepractice

Working in Different Roles

Working With Unregulated Care Providers


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