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Choosing Wisely Member News - June 2021

Brief updates on new Choosing Wisely Members, new recommendations and upcoming events

New members and supporters

Tasmanian Health Service came on board as a new Champion Health Service and they are taking a state-wide approach to implementing Choosing Wisely.

Tasmanian HealthPathways (part of Primary Health Tasmania) is the first Primary Health Network to become an official Supporter Organisation of Choosing Wisely.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology also joined as a Choosing Wisely member organisation.

New recommendations 

Faculty of Pain Management, ANZCA published one new recommendation on medicinal cannabis.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists published three new recommendations on systemic non-sedating antihistamines and topical corticosteroids for skin conditions.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology published their first five recommendations on kidney health.

The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand published five new recommendations on adult thoracic medicine.

Upcoming webinars

Choosing Wisely Champion Health Services webinars

Thursday 01 July 3.00-3.30 pm (AEST) IV to orals with Champika Pattullo from Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

Thursday 05 August 3.00-3.30 pm (AEST) Choosing your blood cultures wisely with Dr Matthew Anstey from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth

Thursday 02 September 3.00-3.30 pm (AEST) Choosing Wisely at WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) with Jane Harwood from WAPHA

Thursday 07 October 3.00-3.30 pm (AEDT) Pre-operative testing for elective surgery with Dr David Alcock from Royal Hobart Hospital

Evolve Webinar Series 2021

Tuesday 20 July 6.00-7.00 pm (AEST) - First, do no harm 

There have been considerable concerns in the field of addiction medicine in regard to inappropriate forms of treatment, and forms of treatment which claim to produce good results, but where the evidence simply does not stack up.

Join Professor Nicholas Lintzeris and Professor John Saunders as they discuss why the new Addiction Medicine Evolve recommendations are relevant and important for all physicians to be across.

Stewardship toolkit for clinical educators

The Health Resource Stewardship for Clinical educators contains educational material about the Choosing Wisely initiative for use in universities, hospitals and health professional colleges

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5 Questions

5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.

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