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 May 2017: Central Vascular Access Device Dressing Changes Standards

New May 2017: Gynecology Order Sets

New May 2017: Esophagogastric Tamponade Tube (EGTT): Assisting with Insertion, Care and Removal

New May 2017: Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Care and Maintenance

New April 2017: Sedation for Palliative Purposes

New April 2017: Assessment and Documentation of Fetal Heart Rate in the OR Theatre

New March 2017: Adult Enteral Nutrition CPG

Updated March 2017: Regional Induction Ripening Guideline

Updated January 2017: Routine Screening of Neonates

Updated January 2017: Jaundice and Hyperbilirumbinemia in Newborn

New December 2016: Inducuction of Labour

New December 2016:  Wound Bed Preparation

Updated November 2016:Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis CPG: Appendices & References

Updated November 2016:Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Clinical Practice Guideline

New October 2016:Skin & Wound Photographic Recordings

Updated April 2016:Fetal Scalp Sampling

New June 2016:Brain Oxygen Monitoring in Newborns Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS)

New June 2016:Medication Pass Nutrition Supplement Program

New June 2016: Fetal Scalp Sampling

New March 2016:Acute Myocardial Infarction Care Map Documents

New March 2016:Child Health Falls Prevention Guidelines

New March 2016: Peripheral Nerve Stimulator: Train of Four Monitoring (Adult)


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