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Assisting with tobacco cessation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15592341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tobacco use is the primary preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States today. The consequences of smoking are well documented, and it is the responsibility of every health care provider to routinely screen and offer treatment to their patients who smoke. Nurses are no exception; we are uniquely qualified to provide practical skills training to our patients. Irrefutable data exist that even 3 minutes of counseling can have a positive influence that moves the patient who smokes further along the continuum toward quitting. The treatment recommendations and strategies that will be discussed are found in the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research guideline entitled "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence." The algorithm will be broken down into practical interview questions and activities that every nurse can implement with his or her patients, regardless of practice setting.
Elizabeth J Cahall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular nursing : official publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1062-0303     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-13     Completed Date:  2005-02-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9014475     Medline TA:  J Vasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-23; quiz 124-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Behavior Therapy
Cost of Illness
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Decision Trees
Helping Behavior*
Nicotine / therapeutic use
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Assessment
Patient Education as Topic
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Quality of Life
Smoking Cessation / economics,  methods*,  psychology
Social Support
Tobacco Use Disorder / economics,  epidemiology,  prevention & control*,  psychology
United States / epidemiology
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