Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia

Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia Choosing Wisely Nova Scotia is a division of Choosing Wisely Canada. Like the national organization,

04/22/2024

Happy ! Join our upcoming Choosing Wisely Talks webinar presented by the Canadian Medical Association on May 15 at 12 PM ET for the launch of 41 new climate-conscious recommendations spanning 20 clinical specialties. Learn more about mitigating environmental harm without compromising patient care: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/cwtalks-may2024/

02/23/2024

Registration is now OPEN for the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) Healthcare Improvement Fellowship! A stream is available, providing fellows with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of & de-implementation science to reduce low-value care

Apply by April 26:
https://bit.ly/cquips-cwc-fellowship-2024

Practising Wisely will be presented virtually on Saturday, September 25, 2021. It is more than a CPD course. It's a fram...
08/10/2021

Practising Wisely will be presented virtually on Saturday, September 25, 2021. It is more than a CPD course. It's a framework that will help you implement good health care stewardship & avoid over-medicalization for your patients. http://nscfp.ca/pw

Interested in learning about how we can promote environmental sustainability through our healthcare choices? A group of ...
07/30/2021

Interested in learning about how we can promote environmental sustainability through our healthcare choices? A group of UofT medical students at Project Green Healthcare have created an initiative to help healthcare practitioners learn about how we can promote environmental sustainability through the Choosing Wisely Canada family medicine recommendations (https://www.greenchoosingwisely.com/). Participating in this module will help you learn about the environmental impact of our healthcare choices, and tips on how to create a greener healthcare practice. Moreover, all participants who complete the included surveys will be raffled to win one of three $20 gift cards.

Green Choosing Wisely is a tool for family physicians and medical students in Canada to learn about the impacts of healthcare on the environment, and how following the recommendations set by Choosing Wisely Canada™ can improve care while the environment.

Many Canadians prefer to avoid invasive or overly aggressive life-sustaining measures, particularly at the end of life. ...
02/11/2021

Many Canadians prefer to avoid invasive or overly aggressive life-sustaining measures, particularly at the end of life. But too often, these tests or treatments occur because a patient’s wishes are not known. Why does this gap exist? And how can clinicians and patients ensure these important conversations take place?

Choosing Wisely Talks on March 10 at 12 p.m. ET will explore the barriers to having serious illness conversations. Gain insights and perspectives on how clinicians and patients can engage in earlier and better conversations to inform future care.

The webinar will feature new tools and resources to help get these important conversations started and which are part of Choosing Wisely Canada’s newest initiative ‘Time to Talk’.

https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/cwtalks-march2021/

Choosing Wisely Canada has released five policy ideas to address in the short, medium, and long-term to limit low-value ...
02/03/2021

Choosing Wisely Canada has released five policy ideas to address in the short, medium, and long-term to limit low-value care in Canada during the pandemic and beyond. The document draws on the campaigns’ grassroots clinician leadership and evidence-based recommendations to offer policy ideas. These ideas include ways for decision-makers to use available levers—incentives, system design and investments—to thoughtfully affect the state of low-value care and help ensure that health care resources are used wisely.

Download the report here: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/perspective/not-necessary/

Using Blood Wisely has developed tools and resources that can support your hospital’s implementation efforts to reduce i...
01/28/2021

Using Blood Wisely has developed tools and resources that can support your hospital’s implementation efforts to reduce inappropriate red blood cell transfusions. From guidelines to education modules, these interventions can help ensure your hospital processes reflect best practices.

Join our next webinar for an in-depth look at guidelines, education, and how staff engagement can guide hospitals towards appropriate transfusion practices. Guest speakers will highlight their experiences, answer questions, and facilitate discussion with participants involved in the Using Blood Wisely campaign.

https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/ubw-feb16/

February’s Choosing Wisely Talks will cover how quality improvement approaches to embed practice changes such as measuri...
01/28/2021

February’s Choosing Wisely Talks will cover how quality improvement approaches to embed practice changes such as measuring key performance data, implementing improvement plans, and assessing impact can be used both to assess practice change and count towards CPD credits.

https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/feb-cwtalks/

Choosing Wisely Canada just released 11 new recommendations for the management of patients with burn injuries. Check out...
01/20/2021

Choosing Wisely Canada just released 11 new recommendations for the management of patients with burn injuries. Check out the recommendations below:

https://choosingwiselycanada.org/burns

01/20/2021

Here is a picture for the history books. One of the first Innu Nurses giving the Covid-19 vaccine to a member of the Sheshatshiu community. Thank-you to all who were a part of making this a reality today. The pandemic has been a long road but we still have a little bit further to go to keep our community safe.

Is your local hospital accredited?
01/19/2021

Is your local hospital accredited?

How you can get involved: Showcase your Choosing Wisely Canada initiatives and innovative approaches in one of our inter...
01/19/2021

How you can get involved:
Showcase your Choosing Wisely Canada initiatives and innovative approaches in one of our interactive breakout sessions. Submit an abstract by February 1, 2021 to be considered. Breakouts will highlight Choosing Wisely efforts relevant to medical education, measurement and evaluation, quality improvement, patient engagement, and more.

Today's Choosing Wisely Talks was about The Media and Medicine in the COVID-19 Era. Health providers will surely find it...
01/14/2021

Today's Choosing Wisely Talks was about The Media and Medicine in the COVID-19 Era. Health providers will surely find it beneficial. Topics covered include: disinformation, social media, and how to make numbers meaningful. Be sure to check it out!

https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/jan2021-cwtalks/

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked massive public interest in health information. But with today’s rapid news cycle, communicating evidence-based information can be a challenge.

01/13/2021
01/13/2021

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