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Nurses lead progress in Choosing Wisely® Campaign

By: Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, APRN, CNS, FAAN

Call for implementation and evaluation of evidence-based recommendations.

NURSES are masters at guiding wise choices and an obvious partner when the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation expanded its national Choosing Wisely campaign about avoiding unnecessary tests, treatments, and procedures for patients. The American Academy of Nursing launched the Choosing Wisely effort aimed at nurses in 2014. In June 2018, the Academy announced five new recommendations for nursing, bringing the total to 25. Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, APRN, CNS, FAAN, the Academy’s Choosing Wisely chair, talk about the campaign’s progress and next steps.

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