We have rolled out ward-based training in smoking cessation intervention in randomly selected hospital wards of three LHDs. An intervention training bundle has been developed comprising nicotine replacement therapy, text messaging, and brief counselling. The project will:
Since inception, the intervention and training has been rolled out to 12 wards.
South Western Sydney Local Health District
South East Sydney Local Health District
Mid North Coast Local Health District
SPH UNSW NDARC
Translation Research Grant Scheme TRGS
Dr Marianne Gale, (SESLHD) Dr Patrick Bolton (SESLHD), Dr Catherine Spooner (CPHCE), Scientia A/Prof Natalie Taylor (SPH), A/Prof Freddy Sitas (CPHCE), Dr Ryan Courtney (NDARC), Cat van Kemenade (CPHCE), Kathryn Thorburn (CPHCE), Dr Hamish Fibbins (SESLHD), Nicola Kerr, (MNCLHD), A/Prof Jackie Curtis (SESLHD), Professor Phil Ward (SWSLHD), Professor Apo Demirkol (SESLHD), Dr Anh Dam Tran (SESLHD), Professor Anthony Shakeshaft (UQ).
Cat van Kemenade CPHCE
NSW Health smoking cessation policy is evidence-based, yet poorly implemented. Introducing and maintaining evidence-based change within complex health systems remains an ongoing challenge.
One strategy to address this challenge is to identify ward-based healthcare workers to lead the implementation effort internally. An added benefit of this approach is that building the capacity of healthcare workers in behavioural and implementation science methods may facilitate the use of evidence-based implementation approaches, leading to sustainable and effective translation.
1. Does a ward-based smoking cessation intervention:
a. Increase health care professional adoption of evidence-based smoking cessation care in patients admitted to general, post-natal or mental health hospital wards?
b. Associated with increased health care professional asking and reporting of patient smoking status?
c. Associated with increased health care professional offering of smoking cessation care options (e.g.: Nicotine replacement therapy, Text messaging, brief counselling) in eligible patients?
2. What is the experience of high-risk populations with the implementation of the S3L bundle, and how can this be improved?
Mixed Methods: Qualitative analysis of staff behaviour and patients who identified as smokers in intervention wards
Prevention and Management of Long Term Conditions