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 & Updated

Updated May 2021: Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

New December 2021: Heart Failure Clinical Pathway Documents

New September 2021: Management of Central Vascular Access Devices (CVAD) in Pediatrics:  Tunneled, Non-Tunneled, PICC and Implanted Ports

New September 2021: Pain Management for Needle Pain

New September 2021: Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia in The Children’s Emergency Department – Shared Health

Updated September 2021: Preventing Medical Treatment Related Skin and Tissue Injuries in Adults and Children

Updated August 2021: Physician Standard Order Sheet: Wet Nebulized

Updated August 2021: Physician Standard Order Sheet: Metered-Dose Inhaler/Spacer

New July 2021: WRHA Palliative Care Delirium Guideline

New June 2021: Anaphylaxis – Children’s Hospital Anaphylaxis Standard Order Sheet

New June 2021: Anaphylaxis – Shared Health Anaphylaxis Handout 2021

New June 2021: Pilonidal Sinus Wounds

New June 2021: Tunneled Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Repair

Updated June 2021:  Use of a pacemaker magnet for adult patients with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator undergoing operative or other procedures

Updated April 2021:  Malignant Fungating Wounds

New March 2021:  Decanting Formula for the Healthy Term Newborn

Updated February 2021:  Cardiac Monitoring (Adults): Setup, Lead Placement, ST-Segment Monitoring and Alarm Management

Updated February 2021: Venous, Arterial, and Mixed Lower Leg Ulcers

Updated January 2021:  Preventing Medical Treatment Related Skin and Tissue Injuries in Adults and Children

New December 2020:  Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Ventilation in Critical Care (Adult)

New December 2020:  ARDS Ventilation Worksheet

New September 2020:  Prone Positioning for Severe Hypoxic Respiratory Failure in Critical Care (Adult)

New September 2020:  MoCA Allied Health Practice Statement 2020

Updated August 2020:  Assisting with Pericardiocentesis

Updated August 2020: Dress Code and General Conduct in the Perioperative Environment

Updated July 2020: Physician’s Order Sheet: Post-Coronary Angiogram Procedure (Under Cardiac Catheterization Order Sets)

Updated July 2020: Physician’s Order Sheet: Post-Coronary Angioplasty-Stent-GP llb llla Inhibitor Infusion (Under Cardiac Catheterization Order sets)

New July 2020: Targeted Temperature Management Post Cardiac Arrest

New June 2020: Family Presence during Resuscitation in the NICU (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Updated June 2020:  Enteral Feeding and Nutrition for the Preterm and High Risk Neonate (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New March 2020:  Adult Non-Fluoroscopic Bedside Insertion of a Small Bore Feeding Tube (SBFT):  Stomach (Gastric) or Small Bowel Placement

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Brandy Stadnyk, WRHA Nursing Professional Lead
204-926-1323 or bstadnyk@wrha.mb.ca