Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Practice Recommendations

Practice

Recommendations

Recommendations Strenght of Evidence
1.0        Nurses implement minimal tobacco  use intervention using the "Ask, Advise, Assist, Arrange" protocol with all clients. A

2.0        Nurses introduce intensive smoking cessation intervention (more than 10 minutes duration) when  their knowledge and time enables them  to engage in more intensive counselling.

A
3.0             Nurses recognize that tobacco  users may relapse several times before achieving abstinence and need  to re-engage clients in the smoking cessation process. B
4.0             Nurses should be knowledgeable about  community smoking cessation resources,  for referral and follow-up. C
5.0       Nurses implement smoking cessation interventions, paying particular attention to gender,  ethnicity and age-related issues, and tailor strategies to the diverse needs  of populations. C
6.0             Nurses implement, wherever  possible, intensive intervention with women who are pregnant and postpartum. A
7.0             Nurses encourage persons  who smoke, as well as those  who do not, to make their homes  smoke-free,  to protect  children, families and themselves from exposure  to second-hand smoke. A

 

Addiction and Mental Health
Integrating Smoking Cessation into Daily Nursing Practice
Practice Recommendations