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

New October 2020:  Preventing Medical Treatment Related Skin and Tissue Injuries in Adults and Children

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

Updated October 2019:  Patient Positioning for Surgical Procedures

New September 2019:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Patients With Permanent Pacemakers at St. Boniface Hospital

New July 2019:  Critical Care: Assisting with Pericardiocentesis Clinical Practice Guideline

New July 2019:  Critical Care: Insulin Infusion Guideline (Adults) Clinical Practice Protocol

New July 2019:  Critical Care:  Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC) Clinical Practice Guideline

Updated July 2019:  Brain Oxygen Monitoring in Newborns Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Updated July 2019:  Physiologic Monitoring and Assessment of Neonates in Neonatal Units (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines

Updated May 2019:  Use of a pacemaker magnet for adult patients with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator undergoing operative or other procedures

Updated May 2019:  WRHA Surgery Program: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Clinical Practice Guideline

Updated May 2019: WRHA Surgery Program: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Clinical Practice Guideline: Appendices & References

Updated April 2019:  Removal of a Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

Updated March 2019:  Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

New March 2019: Critical Care: Regional ST-Segment Monitoring Self-Learning Package

New March 2019:  Conservative Sharp Wound Debridement (CSWD) in Adults & Children

New March 2019:  Medical and Expectant Management of Ectopic Pregnancy & Pregnancy of Unknown Location

New February 2019: Critical Care: Cardiac Monitoring (Adult): Setup, Lead Placement, and ST-Segment Monitoring Clinical Practice Guideline

New January 2019:  Silver Based Dressings

New July 2018: Administration of IV Anti-arrhythmic Agents PowerPoint presentation

New July 2018:  Administration of IV Anti-arrhythmic Agents poster

Updated July 2018: Hypoglycemia in Newborns (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Tracy Thiele, WRHA Nursing Initiatives, at 204-926-8029 or tthiele@wrha.mb.ca