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Choosing Wisely® is a campaign of the ABIM Foundation that seeks to advance a national dialogue on avoiding unnecessary medical tests, treatments, and procedures. Read more about the campaign on the Choosing Wisely® website. The American Academy of Nursing has contributed 25 recommendations to the campaign. Review those recommendations here

The ABIM Foundation leads this national initiative to promote evidence-based patient care, encourage clinicians and patients to engage in conversations about care during which they weigh risks and benefits, and encourage health systems to implement interventions to reduce low-value care. In 2020, NICHE and ABIM Foundation formed an alliance to reinforce our mutual goal of improving quality of care. 

In November 2020, we launched the NICHE-ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely® Trailblazer Award. The award recognizes NICHE member organizations whose NICHE teams have implemented quality improvement projects focusing on the following areas:

  • American Academy of Nursing Recommendations
    • Mobility and fall reduction
    • Delirium recognition and management
    • Sleep hygiene
    • Restraint reduction
    • Urinary catheter management
    • Nutrition or hydration
  • Additional Areas Identified by NICHE
    • Medication safety
    • Care coordination or transitions of care
    • Advanced care planning 

To view the 2020 award winners, click here.

To view the 2021 award winners, click here.