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Choosing Wisely: Don’t transfuse red blood cells in hemodynamically stable, ...

Don’t transfuse red blood cells in hemodynamically stable, non-bleeding ICU patients with a hemoglobin concentration greater than 7 mg/dL.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=176

Choosing Wisely: Don’t continue life support for patients at high risk for death or ...

Don’t continue life support for patients at high risk for death or severely impaired functional recovery without offering patients and their families the alternative of care focused entirely on comfort.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=177

Choosing Wisely: Don’t prescribe opioid analgesics as first-line therapy to treat ...

Don’t prescribe opioid analgesics as first-line therapy to treat chronic non-cancer pain.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=178

Choosing Wisely: Don’t prescribe opioid analgesics as long-term therapy to treat ...

Don’t prescribe opioid analgesics as long-term therapy to treat chronic non-cancer pain until the risks are considered and discussed with the patient.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=179

Choosing Wisely: Long-term acid suppression therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease...

Long-term acid suppression therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease should be titrated to the lowest effective dose.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=18

Choosing Wisely: Avoid imaging studies (MRI, CT or X-rays) for acute low back pain ...

Avoid imaging studies (MRI, CT or X-rays) for acute low back pain without specific indications.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=180

Choosing Wisely: Don’t prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia without ...

Don’t prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors for dementia without periodic assessment for perceived cognitive benefits and adverse gastrointestinal effects.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=181

Choosing Wisely: Don’t prescribe a medication without conducting a drug regimen review....

Don’t prescribe a medication without conducting a drug regimen review.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=182

Choosing Wisely: Avoid using prescription appetite stimulants or high-calorie ...

Avoid using prescription appetite stimulants or high-calorie supplements for treatment of anorexia or cachexia in older adults; instead, optimize social supports, discontinue medications that may interfere with eating, provide appealing food and feeding assistance, and clarify patient ...

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=183

Choosing Wisely: Don’t prescribe opioids for treatment of chronic or acute pain for ...

Don’t prescribe opioids for treatment of chronic or acute pain for workers who perform safety-sensitive jobs such as operating motor vehicles, forklifts, cranes, or other heavy equipment.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=184

Choosing Wisely: Don’t offer noninvasive prenatal testing to low-risk patients or make ...

Don’t offer noninvasive prenatal testing to low-risk patients or make irreversible decisions based on the results of this screening test.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=185

Choosing Wisely: Don’t initially obtain x-rays for injured workers with acute ...

Don’t initially obtain x-rays for injured workers with acute non-specific low back pain.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=186

Choosing Wisely: Don’t routinely order x-ray for diagnosis of plantar fasciitis/heel ...

Don’t routinely order x-ray for diagnosis of plantar fasciitis/heel pain in employees who stand or walk at work.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=187

Choosing Wisely: Don’t order low back x-rays as part of a routine preplacement medical ...

Don’t order low back x-rays as part of a routine preplacement medical examination.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=188

Choosing Wisely: Don’t recommend screening for breast, colorectal, prostate, or lung ...

Don’t recommend screening for breast, colorectal, prostate, or lung cancers without considering life expectancy and the risks of testing, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=189

Choosing Wisely: Don’t order diagnostic tests at regular intervals (such as every day),...

Don’t order diagnostic tests at regular intervals (such as every day), but rather in response to specific clinical questions.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=175

Choosing Wisely: Don’t treat gastroesophageal reflux in infants routinely with acid ...

Don’t treat gastroesophageal reflux in infants routinely with acid suppression therapy.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=19

Choosing Wisely: Don’t use physical restraints to manage behavioral symptoms of ...

Don’t use physical restraints to manage behavioral symptoms of hospitalized older adults with delirium.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=190

Choosing Wisely: Don’t routinely order sleep studies (polysomnogram) to screen ...

Don’t routinely order sleep studies (polysomnogram) to screen for/diagnose sleep disorders in workers suffering from chronic fatigue/insomnia.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=191

Choosing Wisely: Don’t rely on antihistamines as firstline treatment in severe allergic...

Don’t rely on antihistamines as firstline treatment in severe allergic reactions.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=192

Choosing Wisely: Don’t perform food IgE testing without a history consistent with ...

Don’t perform food IgE testing without a history consistent with potential IgE-mediated food allergy.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=193

Choosing Wisely: Don’t routinely order low- or iso-osmolar radiocontrast media or ...

Don’t routinely order low- or iso-osmolar radiocontrast media or pretreat with corticosteroids and antihistamines for patients with a history of seafood allergy, who require radiocontrast media.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=194

Choosing Wisely: Avoid using acid blockers and motility agents such as metoclopramide ...

Avoid using acid blockers and motility agents such as metoclopramide (generic) for physiologic gastroesophageal reflux that is effortless, painless, and not affecting growth. Do not use medication in the so-called happy-spitter.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=196

Choosing Wisely: Don’t overuse non-beta lactam antibiotics in patients with a history ...

Don’t overuse non-beta lactam antibiotics in patients with a history of penicillin allergy, without an appropriate evaluation.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=197

Choosing Wisely: Avoid the use of surveillance cultures for the screening and treatment...

Avoid the use of surveillance cultures for the screening and treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria.

American Family Physician : Choosing Wisely Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/afp/recommendations/viewRecommendation.htm?recommendationId=198

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