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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164817
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Making a Facility Tobacco Free in a Tobacco Friendly State
Author(s):
Stafford, Susan
Author Details:
Susan Stafford, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: susanstafford1@comcast.net
Abstract:
Education: Although the negative health-related effects of tobacco are well-known; patients, staff and visitors were all permitted to smoke on our hospital's premises. However, with the building of a new cancer hospital as well as the existence of a well-known cardiac hospital, the issue of restricting tobacco use anywhere on the hospital's campus was endorsed. The purpose of this project was to develop a plan and work toward instituting a tobacco free environment involving the entire campus. This included not only our patients but our staff and visitors to the hospital and incorporated everywhere on the hospital's grounds. A Tobacco Free Task Force Committee of hospital employees (smokers and non-smokers) was formed. Plans included setting the date to coincide with the National Great American Smoke-out for going tobacco free, changing the policies and procedures for smoking/non-smoking, fact sheets on how to address smokers, signage to be placed to make patients, staff and visitors aware of the date of becoming tobacco free, media announcements, tools to aid in helping individuals to stop smoking, and classes to help employees who wanted to quit or better manage their cravings during their work day. The Tobacco Free program has been successful as evidence by tracking employee turnover rate, patient satisfaction survey, as well as security logs of smokers on campus. Since the program's inception, employee turnover rate has remained constant, only one patient complaint has been received, and security and staff have aptly handled anyone found smoking on the hospital's campus. This initiative provides an example of a hospitalÆs commitment to the prevention of disease while providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for all. This has been viewed very positively by the community and interest in smoking cessation classes has increased. Furthermore, other area hospitals have made inquiries to determine the appropriate steps to make similar changes at their facilities.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMaking a Facility Tobacco Free in a Tobacco Friendly Stateen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStafford, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Stafford, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, USA, email: susanstafford1@comcast.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164817-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Although the negative health-related effects of tobacco are well-known; patients, staff and visitors were all permitted to smoke on our hospital's premises. However, with the building of a new cancer hospital as well as the existence of a well-known cardiac hospital, the issue of restricting tobacco use anywhere on the hospital's campus was endorsed. The purpose of this project was to develop a plan and work toward instituting a tobacco free environment involving the entire campus. This included not only our patients but our staff and visitors to the hospital and incorporated everywhere on the hospital's grounds. A Tobacco Free Task Force Committee of hospital employees (smokers and non-smokers) was formed. Plans included setting the date to coincide with the National Great American Smoke-out for going tobacco free, changing the policies and procedures for smoking/non-smoking, fact sheets on how to address smokers, signage to be placed to make patients, staff and visitors aware of the date of becoming tobacco free, media announcements, tools to aid in helping individuals to stop smoking, and classes to help employees who wanted to quit or better manage their cravings during their work day. The Tobacco Free program has been successful as evidence by tracking employee turnover rate, patient satisfaction survey, as well as security logs of smokers on campus. Since the program's inception, employee turnover rate has remained constant, only one patient complaint has been received, and security and staff have aptly handled anyone found smoking on the hospital's campus. This initiative provides an example of a hospitalÆs commitment to the prevention of disease while providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for all. This has been viewed very positively by the community and interest in smoking cessation classes has increased. Furthermore, other area hospitals have made inquiries to determine the appropriate steps to make similar changes at their facilities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:33Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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