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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152682
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses in the United States: Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative
Abstract:
Nurses in the United States: Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Bialous, Stella Aguinaga, PhD, BSN, MScN
P.I. Institution Name:Tobacco Policy International
Title:President, Tobacco Policy International
Co-Authors:Linda Sarna, RN, DNSc; Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH
Objective: To describe the development and implementation of the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative in the united States Methods: Review of the literature, focus group strategies Findings: Historically, nurses in the US have had higher rates of smoking than other health professionals. This project which launched in January 2004, is the first national program focused on providing support for nurses who smoke and providing an organizational framework for engaging nurses in tobacco control. The Initiative was developed based upon the current literature about effective smoking cessation and tobacco control methods and focus group findings. The intervention uses a multi-pronged strategy to 1) support and assist smoking cessation efforts of nurses and nursing students through an innovative web-based program; 2) enhance the culture of nurses as advocates of a smoke-free society, and; 3) assure that tobacco control is a priority in professional nursing organizations by promoting tobacco control advocacy among the nursing leadership and assisting the leadership in the development of professional partnerships with experts in tobacco control. Conclusions: The Tobacco Free Nurses initiative includes: 1) a nurse-tailored web-based intervention for smoking cessation; 2) mass media materials; and 3) a first ever national summit of nursing leaders to address enhancing the nursing role in tobacco control. Implications: This program can be used as a model for addressing other important public health problems faced by nurses both personally and professionally.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurses in the United States: Tobacco Free Nurses Initiativeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152682-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses in the United States: Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bialous, Stella Aguinaga, PhD, BSN, MScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tobacco Policy International</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">President, Tobacco Policy International</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">stella@bialous.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Sarna, RN, DNSc; Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To describe the development and implementation of the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative in the united States Methods: Review of the literature, focus group strategies Findings: Historically, nurses in the US have had higher rates of smoking than other health professionals. This project which launched in January 2004, is the first national program focused on providing support for nurses who smoke and providing an organizational framework for engaging nurses in tobacco control. The Initiative was developed based upon the current literature about effective smoking cessation and tobacco control methods and focus group findings. The intervention uses a multi-pronged strategy to 1) support and assist smoking cessation efforts of nurses and nursing students through an innovative web-based program; 2) enhance the culture of nurses as advocates of a smoke-free society, and; 3) assure that tobacco control is a priority in professional nursing organizations by promoting tobacco control advocacy among the nursing leadership and assisting the leadership in the development of professional partnerships with experts in tobacco control. Conclusions: The Tobacco Free Nurses initiative includes: 1) a nurse-tailored web-based intervention for smoking cessation; 2) mass media materials; and 3) a first ever national summit of nursing leaders to address enhancing the nursing role in tobacco control. Implications: This program can be used as a model for addressing other important public health problems faced by nurses both personally and professionally.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:45:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:45:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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