RNAO Seeks OT Representation for Best Practice Guideline on Care Transitions Review

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is developing the next edition best practice guideline (BPG) on Care Transitions (2014). This Guideline will include evidence-based recommendations for interprofessional teams, organizations and the system to support safe and effective transitions in care. They seek OT representation to join a panel of experts to further refine the scope of the BPG and support the guideline development process. The expert panel will include broad representation from persons with lived experience, clinical practice, administration, education, policy and research.

As a volunteer panel member, the key responsibilities will include:

  • attending two in-person meetings (one to two-day meeting) located in Toronto and 4-5 virtual meetings;
  • participating in the development of purpose, scope, and recommendation questions;
  • reading preparatory materials sent by the RNAO Guideline Development Team;
  • participating in a consensus development process to finalize recommendations (i.e., anonymous voting process);
  • reviewing and providing feedback on various drafts of the guidelines throughout the development process;
  • providing feedback and voting on performance indicators to support evaluation of the guideline;
  • providing feedback on implementation tools as needed (e.g., patient education fact sheet);
  • identifying appropriate stakeholders to review the draft guideline prior to publication; and
  • supporting dissemination (i.e., promote guideline within organization and professional networks).

 The expert panel will carry out this work over approximately 15 months from the launch of the guideline

OSOT has been invited to nominate members to be considered for participation in this guideline panel and now seeks interested members who have experience with care coordination or transitions in care.  Members who are interested are invited to contact Christie Brenchley, Executive Director at cbrenchley@osot.on.ca.   You will be asked to forward a short bio which includes experience in the topic area and why you feel you are a good fit to join the expert panel.

We hope to support RNAO in this important task and to ensure that there is OT representation to a best practice for services for which occupational therapists have considerable expertise and insight.

View RNAO Invitation.