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
A quarter of patients prescribed opioids for the first time end up progressing to longer-term prescriptions, according to US researchers.
Nursing students who smoke should be actively encouraged to give up the habit, argue Spanish researchers.
The rate of hospital admissions for smoking related illnesses in England are twice as high for men as they are for women, according to the latest NHS data.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who quit smoking are likely to see a temporary deterioration in their glycaemic control that can last up to three years, according to UK researchers.
From 1 April, all hospital grounds in Scotland will be smoke-free, with patients, visitors and staff asked to leave the grounds before they light up.
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“E-cigarettes: Many teenagers trying them, survey concludes,” BBC News reports after a survey of around 16,000 English teenagers found one in five teens had tried an e-cigarette.