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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Currently, the rate of smoking in the US is 13.7%. While this value represents the lowest rate of smoking in documented US history, cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death, disease, and morbidity. Healthy People 2030 has set a goal to reduce the rate of smoking to 5%. Though many patients report wanting to quit smoking, nearly half report they did not receive advice from a healthcare professional to do so. Many recommended smoking cessation tools and resources remain underutilized by both clinicians and patients. To help mitigate this issue, this project sought to develop a nurse-led smoking cessation intervention protocol to be used in an acute care setting for adult patients. Through the implementation of this intervention, the project aims to reduce the rate of smoking among adults within the community and to increase healthcare efforts to improve smoking cessation patient care. To evaluate the project’s efficacy, baseline and post-implementation patient and facility data will be compared to identify statistical significance.
Durham, Katie L., "Smoking Cessation: A Nurse-Led Approach to Address Gaps in Patient Care" (2022). Master of Science in Nursing Theses and Projects. 51.
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