It is useful to show our patients the criteria for doing an x-ray as part of their assessment. The HFHT Intranet has a custom form called Ottawa Ankle Assessment for Telus PSS EMR which is useful for doing this and in documenting the encounter. Visit the Quick Links section of this email to access the custom form.
It is of interest that Ottawa Rules also exist for knees and spine - we've included these resources in our Quick Links too, and will share more about them in future newsletters!
Don't forget to tune in to the monthly Choosing Wisely Talks! On March 2, Dr. Shawn Dowling and Ms. Heather Hair will be focusing on advancing patient engagement through information design.Visit our Quick Links section to be connected to more information.