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Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

Program Description

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CREDITS

This 3-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.

FEE: $600.00 plus HST

Participants will identify opportunities on how to "practise wisely", with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

Participants will learn how to access reliable, curated and renewable online resources for an evidence-informed practice supporting individualized patient-care. Active learning exercises such as case studies, individual reflection and group work will help participants to build communication skills to guide their patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health.

Learning Objectives

  • After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:
  • Identify opportunities and develop strategies to reduce over-medicalization
  • Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources for evidence-informed practice
  • Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care decisions and plans
  • Communicate and build consensus with patients
  • Critically assess appropriateness of clinical practice guidelines
  • Promote good stewardship

Requirements

During this workshop you will be asked to visit multiple websites to access various resources. Therefore, all participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet that has the ability to connect to the internet in order to fully participate in the course. You must also complete all Pre-Course and Post-Course activities and attend the full workshop to receive the associated Group Learning credits for the program.

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Description

Participants will identify opportunities on how to "practise wisely", with a focus on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. This workshop aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign to implement good healthcare stewardship and avoid over-medicalization.

Participants will learn how to access reliable, curated and renewable online resources for an evidence-informed practice supporting individualized patient-care. Active learning exercises such as case studies, individual reflection and group work will help participants to build communication skills to guide their patients through the shift from seeking sickness to enhancing health.

Learning Objectives

After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify opportunities to reduce "too much medicine"
  • Access and assess reliable, renewing online resources
  • Integrate relevant evidence into individual patient care
  • Communicate and build consensus with patients to reduce over-medicalization

Credits

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 18 Mainpro+ credits.

Registration Details

This workshop can accommodate up to 12 participants. All participants are required to bring a laptop or tablet that can connect to wifi as they will be navigating online resources throughout the workshop. Completion of pre-and post-course activities is required in order to receive the full Group Learning credits associated with the program.

By-Request Pricing

This program can be delivered as a half-day (3-hours of class time covering modules 1-2) or as a full-day (6 hours of class time covering modules 1-4)*

  • Half-day: $2,500 + HST and speaker expenses
  • Full-day: $4,600 + HST and speaker expenses

*time for breaks is not included in the time allocations stated above.

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