Integrating Tobacco Reduction into Health Care
In September 2017, Clinical Knowledge and Content Management (CKCM) released a new Clinical Knowledge Topic: Tobacco Reduction, Adult – Inpatient. The knowledge topic provides evidence-based clinical guidance and a patient care pathway for identifying and addressing patient tobacco use. The following materials can be used to support the implementation of a care pathway in health care settings.
Tobacco Care Pathway – Implementation Package [PDF] - 4399KBThis package outlines each of the five steps of the care pathway and resources to support the roll out the pathway in health care settings. Please note this pathway/forms will be built into AHS ConnectCare.
Tobacco Free Futures Guidelines [PDF] - 3249KBThese guidelines were developed in 2013 to provide an integrated systems approach to providing tobacco intervention in AHS sites. Please note that the guidelines have not been updated as tobacco intervention is now included in the Clinical Knowledge Topic: Tobacco Reduction.