Rethink That Routine Antibiotic Prophylaxis Request From Your Patient's Dental Office
Issue 2: November 22, 2016
Last week we introduced you to the "Practising Wisely" newsletter, a weekly series focused on Choosing Wisely, a campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Visit the "Quick Links" section of this communication for more information about how you can Choose/Practise Wisely.
This week we are focusing on requests for antibiotics from patients who have recently had a total joint replacement at their dentist's office.
The statement is one page long and can be printed/faxed/emailed to the dental practitioner. Our experience is that providing such education goes a long way to decreasing future demands for this intervention. Let us know how your experience goes!
Topics in Future Issues of this newsletter:
Pre-op requests for bloodwork, ECG
Requests from physiotherapists for imaging
Reviewing Choosing Wisely recommendations by each speciality
Practising Wisely success stories
STARS (Students and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship)
Patient education information
...and more! Click the button below to suggest your own topic!