Smoking Cessation Nursing
News and practice for smoking cessation nurses
Evidence that acupuncture or related techniques increase the success rate in smoking cessation is inconsistent. We look at a study measuring its effectiveness.
By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.
Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies
Maternity staff and patients at James Cook University Hospital on Teesside have launched an initiative to encourage smokers to “rethink their habits” and avoid smoking by main entrances and exits.
Electronic cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to be a ‘game changer’ in helping smokers quit, a review of the available evidence by experts has concluded.
The Royal College of Nursing has criticised the government’s proposal to apply a blanket 6.2% reduction to all local councils to achieve £200m public health savings next year, warning it would disproportionately hit residents in the capital.
Smoking among 15-year-olds is worst in Brighton and Hove, Richmond upon Thames, Torbay, Blackpool and East Sussex compared with the rest of England, according to new official data.
A quarter of patients prescribed opioids for the first time end up progressing to longer-term prescriptions, according to US researchers.
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