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Now Accepting Applications--Host a Best Practice Champions Workshop at Your Workplace, RNAO

Deadline March 2, 2017

RNAO is accepting applications from health-care organizations and academic institutions to act as a host site for either a Best Practice Champions workshop or Addressing Substance Use Champions workshop between May 2018 and January 2019.

Your organization/institution can apply to host one of the following:

Best Practice Champions Workshop

The Best Practice Guidelines Champion Workshop is a one day in-person session designed to introduce nurses and other health-care professionals to the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition.  Through interactive activities, participants will further their understanding of evidence-based practice, RNAO’s Best Practice Guidelines, and effective strategies for guideline implementation in health-care settings including the conducting a gap analysis, assessing stakeholders, successful strategies for guideline implementation and evaluation, and keys to promoting sustained practice change.

Addressing Substance Use Champions Workshop

The Addressing Substance Use Level 1 (Foundational): This workshop will provide nurses and other health professionals with the tools and skills to provide safe, ethical and competent care to persons in all clinical settings who use substances.  Participants will learn concepts related to stigma, licit and illicit drugs, social determinants of health, harm reduction and explore best practices related to screening, brief interventions and referral to treatment. This content will be integrated with key content from the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition.

The Addressing Substance Use Level 2 (Advanced): In this workshop, participants will engage in discussions regarding advanced concepts related to substance use, such as comprehensive assessment, pharmacotherapy, motivational interviewing and concurrent disorders and explore strategies for sustaining implementation of best practices thorough the use of the RNAO Toolkit: Implementation of Best Practice Guidelines, Second Edition.

Access the RFP at All applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2017.

For questions related to the Best Practice Champions Workshops, please contact Andrea Stubbs at

For questions related to the Addressing Substance Use workshops, please contact Kyle Dieleman at