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"Chooses Wisely"

Optimizing Patient Care E-Newsletter

2018

In This Issue...

  1. Optimizing Patient Care
  2. Online Education
  3. Online E-Newsletters
  4. Resources You Can Use
  5. About Choosing Wisely®

For additional information about Optimizing Patient Care: Incorporating "Choosing Wisely®" Recommendations into Practice visit IAFP's Choosing Wisely webpage today!

 

Optimizing Patient Care: Incorporating "Choosing Wisely®" Recommendations into Practice

This newsletter was created by the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians and is made possible by funds received from the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium of the AAFP.

The Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium (FMPC) is a collaborative program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and the Constituent Chapters and Chapter Foundations of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Consortium is organized to improve the health care of all people.


Online Education

Learn & earn CME credit on two “Choosing Wisely®” recommendations.  These programs were developed by IAFP.

Optimizing Patient Care: Incorporating “Choosing Wisely®” Recommendations

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the concept and purpose of the “Choosing Wisely®” campaign
  • Identify the 15 AAFP Choosing Wisely® recommendations
  • Understand the various initiatives to increase the “Value” of Health Care Dollars

Optimizing Patient Care: Antibiotic Stewardship

Learning Objectives:

  • Review risks of antibiotic use to both the patient and the community
  • Identify current recommendations for antibiotic use in the management of Acute Otitis Media (AOM) in children
  • Identify current recommendations for antibiotic use in the management of Sinusitis

Visit cme.iafp.com to view the IAFP “Choosing Wisely®” online education programs.


Online E-Newsletters

Read detailed information on the following recommendations in the IAFP “Choosing Wisely®” e-newsletters

Optimizing Patient Care – Antibiotics e-newsletter

Learn more about the recommendation on Antibiotics for Otitis Media

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation - Don't routinely prescribe antibiotics for otitis media in children aged 2-12 years with non-severe symptoms where the observation option is reasonable.

Optimizing Patient Care – Scoliosis e-newsletter

Learn more about the recommendation on Scoliosis in Adolescents

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation - Due to recently-published evidence related to screening adolescents for scoliosis, the AAFP has withdrawn this recommendation.

Optimizing Patient Care – Prostate e-newsletter

Learn more about the recommendation on Prostate Cancer Screening

Choosing Wisely® Recommendation - Do not routinely screen for prostate cancer using a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or digital rectal exam.  For men who desire PSA screening, it  should only be performed after engaging in shared decision making.




Online Resources

 


About Choosing Wisely®


The Choosing Wisely®(www.choosingwisely.org)  campaign was created as an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation(www.abimfoundation.org) to improve health care quality. More than 70 specialty societies have identified commonly used tests or procedures within their specialties that are possibly overused.

 

 

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