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 , from business to clinical Quit Cards available from Feb 2008 Mental Health Unit going smokefree March 2008 Health Target
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