Health Professionals

Toolkit for Clinical Educators

In response to a growing demand for educational material about the Choosing Wisely initiative, a new Health Resource Stewardship Toolkit for clinical educators – featuring presentation slides and case studies – has been developed for use in universities, hospitals and health professional colleges for the following audiences:

  • Undergraduate students (e.g. Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Nursing)
  • Early career clinicians undertaking work placement (e.g. JMOs, RMOs, intern hospital pharmacists)
  • Early career clinicians undertaking specialist training (e.g. basic physician training, registrars)
  • Established clinicians who are full members or fellows of their respective colleges

Presentation slides

The presentation outlines the essentials of resource stewardship for health professional students at any level of training. The presentation and accompanying case studies are designed to be used flexibly - either as a whole or in parts. The notes section includes comments which can be used as a facilitator guide.

Download the SLIDE DECK (PPT) and list of REFERENCES (Word)

Case studies

To support the implementation of Choosing Wisely principles and recommendations in clinical practice, Choosing Wisely members have produced the following case studies depicting clinical scenarios in which their Choosing Wisely recommendations apply.

RACP / Evolve – Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (Download PPT)
Antibiotics won’t cure that cough

RACP / Evolve – Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (Download PPT)
Investigation of suspected acute pulmonary thromboembolism

RACP / Evolve – Gastroenterological Society of Australia (Download PPT)
Peripheral Blood Testing for Coeliac Disease

RACP / Evolve – The Endocrine Society of Australia (Download PPT)
Single vs Multi-Check of Blood Glucose Levels

RACP / Evolve – The Endocrine Society of Australia (Download PPT)
Is Thyroid USS a must?

RACP/ Evolve - Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Download PPT)
Management of bronchiolitis


When using the content of the toolkit, please acknowledge Choosing Wisely Australia.


We welcome your feedback on the Health Resource Stewardship Toolkit. Please contact us via email at [email protected]

For more information

If you are a clinical educator and would like more information about how to implement Choosing Wisely material in your teaching sessions, please contact us at [email protected] .We can provide you with support and further resources to help you reach your students. We can also put you in touch with other clinical educators who are using Choosing Wisely content in their teaching sessions.

If you are a representative of a Choosing Wisely member College, Society or Association and would like to produce a case study to support one of your organisation’s recommendations, please contact us at [email protected] . We can provide you with guidance and templates.

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