Choosing Wisely recommendations by our colleagues in the Infectious Diseases Society of America include:
- Don't use antibiotics for the treatment of stasis dermatitis of the lower extremities
- Don't treat asymptomatic bacteriuria with antibiotics
These are just a few examples.
We hope to define some important Choosing Wisely comments for infection prevention. Perhaps one to consider should be: Don't examine patients without performing hand hygiene or something of that ilk.