Presentation on theme: "Brief Intervention and Use of NRT in Hutt Hospital Stephen Vega."— Presentation transcript:
Brief Intervention and Use of NRT in Hutt Hospital Stephen Vega
Hutt Valley Hospital Mid size 290 bed general hospital 25 house surgeons, 17 first years and 8 second years Relatively receptive to change on smoking cessation i.e. accepted smokefree policy change 2007.
Possible influential changes on a time-line Pilot study 2006/7 suggests clinical approach & change smokefree policy Introduction of EBI training 2007 Introduction of house surgeon training 2007 HDC 2007 report recommends reviewing S/F policy
Possible influential changes on a time-line Change to smokefree policy 2007-2008, from business to clinical Quit Cards available from Feb 2008 Mental Health Unit going smokefree March 2008 Health Target 5 2009
Discussion Results are not limited to Hutt Hospital Potential reach across all DHBs Health Target 5 + has a good rationale + has contributed to the culture of smoking cessation - can be viewed somewhat cynically by clinicians