Use a Cardiac Admission to Promote Smoking Cessation
Questions will come up about how to help patients with CV disease quit smoking...due to new guidance from the Am College of Cardiology.
Smoking is responsible for up to a third of deaths from CV disease...and a hospital admission is a perfect time to motivate patients.
How can you help CV patients while they are in the hospital? Check admission info to see if your patient smokes. If so, verify smoking cessation meds are ordered BEFORE your patient starts to have nicotine withdrawal symptoms.