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Choosing Wisely Member News - September 2021

Brief updates of Choosing Wisely members, recommendations and upcoming events

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.

New campaigns

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.

Upcoming webinars

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

Evolve Webinar Series 2021

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.

Save the dates

Choosing Wisely Week - 28 February - 6 March 2022

Choosing Wisely Australia National Meeting 2022 - Tuesday 03 May 2022

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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