Choosing Wisely

Interprofessional Online Learning | University of Saskatchewan

Course Overview:

The course will focus on CWC (Choosing Wisely Canada) elements, as they relate to in-hospital care and where appropriate, elements of preoperative care, diagnostic imaging and lab tests, as well as appropriate medications. It will also focus on models of care that are linked to superior and safer patient outcomes.

Target Audience:

Family Physicians, Specialist Physicians, Nurses, Residents, Students, Pharmacists, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Medicine, and all other health care professionals.

Course Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the limitations of various clinical investigations and apply this understanding to provide high-value care;
  • identify the importance of communication with the lab specialist and the positive value this communication/collaboration has in terms of tailoring patient care, limiting needless testing and exposure to risk that is otherwise unnecessary;
  • identify the costs of investigation and treatments (lab, radiologic, antibiotic or otherwise) that are involved in the care of their patients and apply this knowledge to the appropriate investigations in future; and
  • select investigations for the patient’s condition that integrate current evidence to reduce unnecessary risks to patient safety.

Course Registration

Course Cost: $50.00
Course Start Date: March 27, 2020

Accreditation Credits

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College)
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Section 3: Self-Assessment Accreditation Statement: This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Continuing Medical Education Division, University of Saskatchewan. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

Section 2: Self-Learning: Participants are reminded that the 6.5 hours of video presentations are a valuable source of Section 2 Credits in the MOC framework- Self-Learning. Video, Audio or Podcast learning activities can be claimed for 0.5 credits per activity.

Learners are reminded to document their learning in MAINPORT. Click HERE to be taken to the MAINPORT site.

CFPC Members

Accredited Royal College MOC Section 1 and Section 3 credits are eligible for certified Mainpro+® credits, up to a maximum of 50 credits per five-year cycle; any additional credits are eligible as non-certified Mainpro+® credits. MOC Section 3 accredited activities can be claimed at 3 credits per hour up to the cycle maximum.

Learners are reminded to document their learning in Mainpro+®. Click HERE to be taken to the Mainpro+® site.

For course information, contact:

Daniel Mittelholtz, Course Facilitator
Phone: 306-966-7791



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