Smoking Cessation Programs
Smoking Cessation Programs Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Despite progress in reducing tobacco use, in 2010 nearly one in five adults smoked cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Treatments such as counseling and use of medications can be effective, but many tobacco users lack awareness of or access to smoking cessation resources, especially among low-income and underserved individuals.
The featured Innovations describe two programs that led to increased use of smoking cessation resources and higher quit rates.
The featured QualityTools provide practical approaches for treating tobacco dependence in the clinical setting and for achieving tobacco-free hospitals and health systems.
Also in This Issue:
- Multifaceted Program Increases Reporting of Potential Errors, Leads to Action Plans to Enhance Safety
- Prevention and Treatment Program Integrates Actionable Reports Into Practice, Significantly Reducing Pressure Ulcers in Nursing Home Residents
- Independent Educators Give Clinicians Unbiased Information About Brand Name and Generic Drugs, Leading to Lower Costs and High Levels of Physician Satisfaction
- Language Concordant Health Coaches Team with Residents to Help Improve Patients' Self Care Skills, Leading to Better Diabetes Management
- Health System Improves Access to Culturally Competent Interpreters Through Participation in Telephone and Video Interpretation Network
- Emergency Department Protocol Leads to Faster Identification and Treatment of Pediatric Patients With Sepsis
- Telemedicine Consultations With Emergency Department Physicians Reduce Unnecessary Transfers of Nursing Home Residents in Rural Areas