Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Mobilizing Resources
Practice Box – Mobilizing Resources
(RNAO Development Panel, 2008)
  • The nurse assesses the level of risk.
  • The nurse identified emergent, urgent or elective resources based upon that assessed risk level.
  • The nurse mobilizes appropriate resources (formal and informal).
  • The nurse mobilizes appropriate resources directly if the risk is imminent.
  • The nurse ensures supervised client transport by qualified personnel.
  • In the event of a self-harm or suicide attempt, the mobilization of resources is for both psychological and physical assessment.

Type IV Evidence