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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 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 Tracy Thiele, WRHA Nursing Initiatives, at 204-926-8029 or tthiele@wrha.mb.ca