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BuTT Out! Stop Smoking Before Surgery Advisors

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Opportunity Purpose
While developing the pre-surgical stop smoking (cessation) bundle as the intervention in our pilot randomized controlled trial, it became apparent that patient input would be valuable to this process. Someone who has previously wanted to quit, tried to quit smoking or has been successful in quitting could help design the materials from the patient’s perspective.

What’s Involved
We would like to involve the patient partner in helping to develop the smoking cessation bundle. Specifically, we need help around the wording of the advice given during the pre-admission clinic telephone call or whenever the smoking cessation advice is given. Review of selected brochures and video will also be helpful.

Health Categories

Age: 18 Years – 100 Years Old

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.