OHSU

Patient Care & Tobacco at OHSU

Patient Care & Tobacco at OHSU

Outpatient Exam

OHSU provides tobacco cessation services for patients in the hospital and ambulatory clinics. Here is how they work:

In the hospital

  • Nursing staff
    • Assess tobacco use when patients are admitted and document in the social history
    • Education patients who smoke using “A Message from Your Nurse” and document in the Patient Education Record.
    • Send a “Nurse referral tobacco cessation” in the Orders Manager to order a consult with the tobacco cessation nurse practitioner.

Go to  Helping Nurses Help Smokers for more information.

  • Physicians
    • Review tobacco use during admission history and physical
    • Order tobacco cessation medications for smokers
    • Order “IP consult to tobacco cessation practitioner” in the Orders Manager to order a consult with the tobacco cessation nurse practitioner.

The Smoking Cessation Consult Service receives orders via Epic patient list and responds with a bedside consult and treatment plan usually within 24 hours.  Consult hours are M-F, 8:30 – 5:00.

In ambulatory practices

  • Medical assistants review smoking status and update in Epic
  • Clinicians review smoking and quitting history during review of systems, recommend treatment, write prescriptions, and refer to services, usually the Oregon Tobacco Quitline.

The following can provide more information: