What is the paramedic's role in smoking cessation?

Wilson, Sophia and Hill, Lawrence (2019) What is the paramedic's role in smoking cessation? Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 (3). pp. 100-105. ISSN 1759-1376

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Abstract

Background: Both the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England have made smoking cessation a health promotion priority but the paramedic's potential impact in this important area has yet to be fully realised. Aim: This article proposes an evidence-based quality improvement intervention that can be adopted by paramedics at an individual, service-wide or national level to promote smoking cessation. Methodology: Building on a structured literature review and using the three fundamental questions and a Plan Do Study Act cycle, we propose a quality improvement strategy and evaluation methodology suited to the aims of the article. Discussion: Very Brief Advice is an evidence-based, effective and time-efficient way of reducing harm from smoking and improving quality of life for patients, saving NHS money as well as increasing paramedic job satisfaction.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 15:31
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 03:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71672
DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2019.11.3.100

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