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Evidence Informed Practice Tools

An Evidence Informed Practice Tool is a regional tool based on a practice that has a theoretical body of knowledge, uses the best available scientific evidence in clinical decision-making, uses standardized outcomes measures to evaluate the care provided, and takes account of each person’s unique circumstances, including baseline risk, comorbid conditions and personal preferences.

Types of Evidence Informed Practice Tools include:

  • Care Maps
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Clinical Algorithms
  • Standing Orders

For information on the process for the development and approval of Evidence Informed Practice Tools, please refer to the current WRHA regional policy on Evidence Informed Practice Tools.

For a checklist on how to develop an Evidence Informed Practice Tool according to the WRHA policy, please click here.

New & Revised

May 2024NEWAdult Mechanically Ventilated Endotracheal/Tracheostomy Tube: Open and Closed System Suctioning and Specimen Collection
May 2024REVISEDEndotracheal Tube (ETT) – Part A: Application of Holder, Part B: Moving and Repositioning
Apr 2024REVISEDInduction and Augmentation of Labour
Apr 2024NEWCervical Ripening of Labour Clinical Practice Guideline
Apr 2024NEWOpioid Poisoning Response in a Non-Clinic Service Setting
Mar 2024NEWTreatment and Referral Guidelines for High-Risk and Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism in Adult Patients (Provincial)
Feb 2024NEWOperating Room (OR) Surgical Case Scheduling Timelines (Provincial)
Jan 2024NEWHSC – Percutaneous Kidney Biopsy
Nov 2023NEWNeonatal Pressure Injury Risk Assessment
Oct 2023NEWInfant/Child-Parent Bed-Sharing and Safe Sleep in the Hospital Setting
Oct 2023REVISEDObstetrical Management of Patients with Preterm Labour or PPROM at less than 26 weeks Gestation
Oct 2023REVISEDMedical and Expectant Management of Ectopic Pregnancy and Pregnancy of Unknown Location
Oct 2023NEWBridging Orders (Child Health – HSC)
Jul 2023NEWHSC – Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula (HHFNC)
Jul 2023NEWBest Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in All Health Care Settings
Jul 2023REVISEDIntrapartum Meconium-Stained Fluid in Out-of-Hospital Settings
Jul 2023REVISEDIntrapartum Fetal Health Surveillance in Out-Of-Hospital Settings
Jul 2023REVISEDWater Immersion in Labour and Birth
Jul 2023REVISEDMidwives and Nurses Working Together in Intrapartum Care
Jul 2023NEWIntrapartum Fetal Health Surveillance Guideline

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Brandy Stadnyk, WRHA Nursing Professional Lead at 431-373-4542 or bstadnyk@wrha.mb.ca.