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Choosing Wisely

The Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine is proud to be part of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign.

The campaign covers tests and procedures that specialty society partners say are overused and inappropriate, and that physicians and patients should discuss. National and provincial medical specialty societies, regional health collaboratives and patient and community partners have joined the conversations about appropriate care and compiled lists of recommendations -  all starting with the words “Don’t” or “Avoid” – followed by a description of what you should avoid doing and why. 

CSTM Choosing Wisely Canada List
The CSTM has compiled a Choosing Wisely Canada list of 10 recommendations. As well, short, entertaining andinformative animated videos are included with many of the recommendations. 
View the CSTM Choosing Wisely Canada list and videos here

Using Blood Wisely Campaign
In September 2020, Choosing Wisely Canada, in collaboration with Canadian Blood Services, launched Using Blood Wisely, a national campaign to decrease inappropriate red blood cell transfusion practices in Canada.
More information on the Using Blood Wisely Campaign

Why Give Two When One Will Do Campaign
Campaign information and resources

Choosing Wisely Perinatal Recommendations
Choosing Wisely Canada, in collaboration with the CSTM Canadian Obstetrics and Pediatric Transfusion Network (COPTN), has released the CSTM’s four new Perinatal recommendations.  

View the recommendations here. 

For more information on Choosing Wisely Canada, please visit www.choosingwiselycanada.org, follow on Twitter @ChooseWiselyCA or contact [email protected] 
To view lists created by Canadian and American Specialty Societies, visit the following websites:
www.choosingwiselycanada.org  or   www.choosingwisely.org

February 2022:
Two new Choosing Wisely Canada lists of recommendations developed by the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists and the Canadian Association of Medical Biochemists about the critical shortage of laboratory supplies have been released. Click below to download the lists and please share this with your colleagues.

Primary care list: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/download/6964/  
Hospital list: https://choosingwiselycanada.org/download/6963/