This paper presents an overview of the current clinical practice guidelines for tobacco dependency and application in surgical patients in clinic settings. The paper covers the nursing care including assessment of tobacco dependency, verification of smoking status, easy-to-use paper and pencil tests and instruments, assessing stage of change, and developing a plan. Discussion also provides ways to help with relapse and sustaining long-term change.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses|
|State||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing