Choosing Wisely: Wise Choices in Psychiatry

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Presenting Author(s): Dr. Douglas Urness

Date and time: 24 Mar 2018 from 13:30 to 14:30

Location: Wildrose Salon C  Floor Map

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the Choosing Wisely Canada Initiative and the Psychiatry specific recommendations
  2. Outline Alberta data related to four antipsychotic recommendations and discuss variation in prescribing practices within the province
  3. Outline knowledge translation strategies to bring prescribing practices in line with the recommendations

Literature Reference:

Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations:

Choosing Wisely: Wise Choices in Psychiatry

Douglas Urness, Naomi J Parker, Mark J Rapoport, Thomas C R Wilkes

Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie 2016, 61 (11): 700-704

 Guidelines for the Pharmacotherapy of Schizophrenia in Adults, Remington, Gary et al, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 2017, Vol. 62(9) 604-616


This workshop will allow attendees to review their personal prescribing profile for antipsychotic medications alongside a review of the literature regarding dosing recommendations, current guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia, and peer discussion. Choosing Wisely Canada recommendations for antipsychotic treatment will also be reviewed. This session will allow for participants to qualify for category 3 credits(assessment) through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons CPD program.

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