Unnecessary Testing in Pulmonary Embolisms

PROBLEM 

During a partnership between the faculty of Communications at Mount Royal and Alberta Health Services, I chose to create an infographic to prevent unnecessary testing for Pulmonary Embolisms (PE). The main goal of this initiative was to decrease the number of unnecessary scans for PE. 

STRATEGY

Since the infographic was made for patients thinking about getting tested for PE, I wanted to make it as easy to follow as possible. Through researching the topic, I identified that there are many steps to take before an MRI to rule out this serious condition. 

OUTCOME

I presented my infographic at the Foothills Medical Centre to present our research as well as our designs. The designs were then handed over to Alberta Health Services to be shown to patients that might be in need of testing for Pulmonary Embolisms.