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Using Antibiotics Wisely

New Toolkit: The Cold Standard 2.0 – A Toolkit for Using Antibiotics Wisely for the Management of Respiratory Tract Infections in Primary Care.

New Resources: Using Antibiotics Wisely in Long Term Care poster and practice statements aim to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use for asymptomatic bacteriuria in LTC.

In response to members’ feedback, selected Using Antibiotics Wisely patient resources are now available in Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish. Select a link below to download a PDF resource.

Antibiotics: Sorry

Antibiotics: Three questions to ask your health care provider

Antibiotics: Delayed prescription

The translation of selected Using Antibiotics Wisely patient resources into languages other than English and French represents a pilot initiative of the CFPC. The CFPC has attempted to ensure the original materials in English have been translated accurately; in the event that there is any inconsistency between the English and other translated versions, the English version shall prevail.

You can also integrate the Viral Prescription Pad and Delayed Prescription Pad in your existing EMR. The e-forms and accompanying instructions were co-developed by OntarioMD and Choosing Wisely Canada in collaboration. For any questions related to these materials, please contact [email protected].

Patient resources for Using Antibiotics Wisely are now available in:

  • Simplified Chinese
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish

Multimedia Tool Kits

The College of Family Physicians (CFPC)/Choosing Wisely Canada multimedia-friendly tool kit equips health care providers with user-friendly videos, printable posters for their clinics, and printable infographics designed to facilitate informed discussions and give patients resources they can take home.


Using a Linking Learning to Practice exercise to document how a tool has had an impact on your practice can earn you five Mainpro+ certified credits! There is no maximum on the number of exercises you can submit. Visit Linking Learning to learn more.

Opioid Wisely

For additional information please visit our project website.

Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health?

Whiteboard video

This 10-minute educational video focuses on a number of common screening tests (vitamin D malabsorption, mammography, thyroid testing, etc.) to help inform dialogue between family physicians and their patients on appropriate testing.


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