This quarter we're sharing a recent article and an upcoming campaign from two of our member colleges, as well as upcoming webinars and Choosing Wisely events.
In the news
The Australian Physiotherapy Association recently published an article in physiotherapy inmotion asking important questions about why physiotherapy associations should be part of Choosing Wisely and how to take full advantage of the campaign.
Australasian College of Dermatologists’ upcoming campaign – Help, helps
On 14th October, the Australasian College of Dermatologists will be launching a new social media campaign and resource hub, Help, helps, to encourage and empower the many Australians living with chronic skin, hair and nail conditions to seek help and to raise broader awareness of the impact of these conditions. Affected by a chronic skin, hair and nail condition? Share your Help, helps story and get involved.
Choosing Wisely Champion Health Services webinars
Thursday 07 October 3.00-3.30 pm (AEDT) Pre-operative testing for elective surgery with Dr David Alcock from Royal Hobart Hospital
Thursday 04 November 3.00-3.30 pm (AEDT) How a strong 'Choosing Wisely' program can be a powerful tool to help a hospital reduce its carbon footprint, be more environmentally sustainable and build a broader global ethical practice with Dr Lisa Rasmussen from Mercy Health
Tuesday 21 September 6.00-7.00 pm (AEST) - Prescribing cascade - improving the trickle down
Unsafe medication practices and medication errors have been identified by The World Health Organization as leading causes of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems across the world.
Patient safety is every clinician’s priority. Join this important session led by Dr Genevieve Gabb with speakers Professor Jennifer Martin and Dr Chris Cameron, to discuss the common causes of physician induced harm.
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
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider to make sure you end up with the right amount of care.