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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. The first such list, Seven Things Nurses and Patients Should Question, was developed jointly by CNA and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Canada.

Additional lists will be released as they become available.

The lists:

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