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Choosing Wisely Canada Nursing List

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) was launched in 2014 to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, which may cause harm or lack benefit. Since early 2016, CNA has actively partnered with CWC to bring a nursing voice to this excellent campaign.

With CWC’s support, CNA has developed an initial list of recommendations relevant to nurses and their patients: the Nine Things Nurses and Patients Should Question. The list’s evidence-based statements apply to a wide range of nursing practice areas and patient populations across Canada. It is the first non-medical CWC list.

CNA has continued working with CWC and the Canadian Network of Nursing Specialties to develop nursing lists that are specialty-specific. Currently there are two such specialty lists, Seven Things Nurses and Patients Should Question, which was developed jointly by CNA and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada, and Six Things Nurses and Patients Should Question, which was jointly developed by CNA and the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA).

Additional lists will be released as they become available.

The lists:

Additional lists developed by (or in partnership with) nurses: