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Smoking Cessation for Home Care: Empowering Clinicians to Intervene

presented by Dedee Culley, RN

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Financial: DeDee Culley receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Smoking is a major cause of disease across our nation. It not only causes disease but complicates other diseases/conditions for our home health patients and their caregivers. Home health nurses must be equipped to address the issues with their patient/caregiver through education, access to resources, and to provide support with smoking cessation. This course will identify target patients/caregivers, types of smoking, and why cessation is so important. We will also explore methods of teaching and strategies to help your agency develop a program to ensure all staff is equipped to support patients/caregivers.

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Dedee Culley, RN

Dedee Culley is a registered nurse with more than 19 years of experience, with the last 10 years being specifically in the home health and hospice areas. She has been a field nurse, case manager, educator, and director of operations in agencies. She has also served as a clinical expert analyst for a software vendor,…

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1. Patients, Caregivers, and Types of Smoking: It Is More Involved Than You Think

When someone smokes, it not only affects them, but it affects people around them through a process called second-hand smoke. The nurse must be able to identify all smokers involved in the patient’s caregiving and be equipped to address each party with a plan of care/action. This chapter will explore the various parties involved as well as the growing types of smoking being encountered in home health.

2. How Smoking Affects Everyone: A Snapshot of U.S. Statistics

According to U.S statistics, smoking is a major cause of disease. This is not news to those in healthcare, and home health nurses are positioned to have a great positive impact on smoking cessation for their patients/caregivers. In this chapter, we will summarize the national statistics in a practical way to best empower nurses to address this national crisis.

3. How to Approach and Teach Smoking Cessation

After an assessment finds that there are smokers involved in a patient’s home, the nurse must determine the best method to devise a plan of care/action with the smoker so that they move towards smoking cessation. This chapter will prepare the nurse to begin the discussion and create a plan of care/action to help the smoker have the best opportunity for successful smoking cessation.

4. Starting a Smoking Cessation Program in Your Organization

Smoking cessation requires a team effort. Given this, an organization with a smoking cessation program can empower every team member to support patients/caregivers in their journey to stop smoking. This chapter will recommend resources available to organizations for information and how to start your own organizational smoking cessation program.

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