Posted: December 11, 2014 Format: PDF
Smoking Cessation One-Page Primer
Take advantage of each encounter with patients who smoke to encourage smoking cessation. Understand the positive aspects of smoking for each individual, previous quit attempts and their stage of change. On average 4 -11 attempts are required for successful cessation and medications can double the success rates.
This one-page primer provides useful clinical information on a primary care topic. Physicians, medical trainees and other health care practitioners could use these short documents as a point-of-care tool, a reference or a study aid. Use of this information to guide clinical care must be done in the context of appropriate medical knowledge and clinical judgement.
The material is presented with a special focus on family medicine and primary care. The content is evidence-based and employs Canadian guidelines where available.
Depending on the topic, the one page PDF file will include an overview, risk factors, definitions, etiologies, diagnostic considerations, management or approach, investigations, referral guidelines, pharmacotherapy, algorithms, patient resources and the bottom line.
The topics in the DFCMOpen One Page Primer series generally address and supplement The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s “99 Priority Topics” for family medicine residents in Canada.
Creation and revision dates are clearly presented at the top of each document and references can be found online at One Pager Project References.