Tobacco Cessation in Hospitals: Updates for Practice

Tobacco Cessation in Hospitals: Updates for Practice

Identification: MSNJ1814
Issue: September-October 2018
Volume: Vol. 27/No. 5
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Available until 10/31/2020
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Tobacco cessation continues to be a priority for the nation, regulatory authorities, and professional organizations. Changing trends suggest a need to update and strengthen nursing practices through use of evidence-based knowledge.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to discuss evidence-based approaches nurses can use as tobacco cessation interventions among hospitalized patients.

Learning Engagement Activity:

• Identify best practices hospitals can use to plan and provide effective comprehensive tobacco cessation programs.
• Are you familiar with the use of the 5A Approach/Algorithm during tobacco screening? See Figure 1. 5As at the Bedside for more information.

Contact hours available until 10/31/2020.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Information:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, and Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Directors.


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Tobacco Cessation in Hospitals: Updates for Practice

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Rachel Mathew
3/14/19 4:17 pm

Good article for nurses to perform tobacco cessation with necessary skill and confidence.

Olubunmi Karimi
3/21/19 9:56 pm

Very good article

Sandra LaPointe
10/7/19 5:11 pm

Over the past decade as being an RN, I have offered countless times all the literature on smoking cessation. I do find it odd that some state run health insurances are now offering smoking cessation modalities (gum, patch, etc) free of charge due to the e-cigarette crisis, but why not before with all the cigarette linked health crisis?

Brenda Penca
3/8/20 11:01 am

Succinct information on an important topic.

Angela Tawil
4/5/20 2:25 am

I will definitely show this to our management team. The 5A algorithm is excellent, but the follow through with counseling and support after discharge make the difference along with NRT pharmacology.

Choang Lai
5/7/20 12:02 pm

This article provided useful insight and evidence base practice tools that will help caregiver/ provider in advocating for patient's tobacco cessation.

Joice Delaney
7/19/20 8:45 pm

. The 5 A algorithm is excellent and the first 4 are addressed in the admission questionnaire. We provide written material and the quit online contact number, I do not know if we have anyone to conduct a follow up phone call concerning smoking cessation.

Anal Rathod
9/2/20 10:23 pm

Excellent article. Nurses play crucial role in providing patients smoking cessation education task with confidence. Excellent 5A Algorithm.

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