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 Feb 2018:  Neonatal Substance Exposure: Assessment and Clinical Management (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Feb 2018:  Breast Milk:  Management of Expressed Mother's Own (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Feb 2018:  Post-Operative Monitoring of Infants Following Anesthesia (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Feb 2018:  Vitamin K for the Prevention of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB) in Newborns (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Jan 2018:  Bariatric Care of the Adult with Obesity during Inpatient Care and Transitions in Care

New Dec 2017:  Focused Ultrasound in Neonates (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Dec 2017: Infections in Neonates: Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring (See Neonatal Clinical           Practice Guidelines)

New Nov 2017:  Administration of Intravenous Push Antiarrhythmic Agents (Adult)

Updated Nov 2017:  Hepatitis B & C Newborn Prevention (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Nov 2017:  Intranasal Medication Administration

New Nov 2017:  Observation and Therapeutic Engagement Levels

Updated Nov 2017:  Preoperative Medication Directive

New Oct 2017:    Esophageal Astresia in Newborns (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Oct 2017:   Pulse Oximetry Screening in Newborns (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New Sept 2017:  Family Integrated Care in NICU

Updated Sept 2017:  Hypothermia for Newborns with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

New July 2017: Care of the Obstetrical Patient with an Intrathecal Catheter

Updated July 2017:  Child Health Falls Prevention and Treatment Guidelines

New July 2017:  Environmental Cleaning of the OR

New July 2017:  HIV Point-of-Care testing in the Obstetrical Triage

Updated July 2017:  Hypoglycemia in Newborns (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

New July 2017: Prevention and Treatment of Newborn Infant Falls

New July 2017: Removal of a Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

New July 2017:  Urinary Tract Infection First Febrile Clinical Practice Algorithm - Child Health

New June 2017: Donor Human Milk and Human Milk Based Fortifier for Neonates

New June 2017: Enteral Feeding of Preterm and High Risk Neonates

New June 2017: Safe Sleep for Neonates in NICU

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

New Jan 2017:   Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping  (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Updated January 2017: Routine Screening of Neonates (See Neonatal Clinical Practice Guidelines)

Updated January 2017: Jaundice and Hyperbilirumbinemia in Newborn  (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