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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

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
Jun 2023REVISEDProne Positioning For Severe Hypoxic Respiratory Failure In Critical Care (Adult)
May 2023REVISEDInfant/Child Health Falls Prevention and Treatment Guideline
Apr 2023NEWExternal Ventricular Drain – Set-up, Care, Maintenance, and Sampling of CSF
Mar 2023REVISEDPreventing Medical Treatment Related Skin and Tissue Injuries in Adults and Children
Mar 2023NEWObstetrical Patient in Critical Care Unit: Management of (Adult)
Mar 2023REVISEDHSC – Skin to Skin / Kangaroo Care in Neonatal Units
Mar 2023REVISEDHypoglycemia in Newborns
Mar 2023NEWEndotracheal Tube (ETT) – Part A: Application of Holder, Part B: Moving and Repositioning
Mar 2023NEWEsophageal and Rectal Temperature Probe for Continuous Monitoring – Insertion and Removal (Adult)
Jul 2022NEWAntithrombotic Guideline for Radiology Procedures
Jun 2022REVISEDPre-Op Angiogram / Angioplasty / Stent Checklist
Jun 2022REVISEDManagement of Cardiorespiratory Events in Newborns
Jun 2022REVISEDMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Patients with a Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device
Jun 2022NEWHSC – Epidural and Peripheral Nerve Block Infusions: Post-Operative Care and Management (Child)
Jun 2022NEWEmergency Department/Urgent Care Nurse-Initiated Antiemetic Medication and Oral Rehydration Therapy – Pediatrics
Jun 2022REVISEDAdult Non-Fluoroscopic Bedside Insertion of a Small Bore Feeding Tube (SBFT):  Stomach (Gastric) or Small Bowel Placement
Jun 2022NEWIntermittent Open Bladder Irrigation Through an Indwelling Urinary Catheter
Jun 2022NEWECG (Electrocardiogram) Electrode Placement: Staple Method
May 2022NEWObtaining Cerebral Perfusion Pressures with Arterial Line Leveling at the Tragus (Adult)
May 2022REVISEDPediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

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

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