QuitWorks-RI links your patients who want to quit smoking to the full range of the state's tobacco treatment services.
QuitWorks can help facilities to meet performance standards for smoking cessation, such as JCAHO core measures.
If you have questions about referrals or need assistance to refer your patients to RI, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the QuitWorks-RI counselors at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
QuitWorks-RI Implementation Guide for Health Centers
(Person or Position)
|1. Identify Smoker and Document Smoking Status||Typically at admission or soon after and at every outpatient visit||
||Typically, nurse at admission or administrative personnel|
|2. Talk with Patient about Tobacco Use
At admission, or outpatient visit:
||Give patient "QuitWorks-RI Can Help You Quit" brochure||Nurse, physician, or other clinician|
|3. Complete Enrollment Form
||During outpatient visit||Give patient "QuitWorks-RI Can Help You Quit" brochure||Nurse, physician, or other clinician|
|4. Prescribe Pharmacotherapy
|During outpatient visit||See back of enrollment form for dosing guide; form may be customized to indicate medications in health center formulary||Physician|
|5. Receive Status Reports and Review
||Upon successful completion of contact with patient and at seven months||
How to Get StartedCall Us!
For more information or to schedule a meeting to learn more about the program contact Brenda Jenkins, QuitWorks Project Coordinator, Healthcentric Advisors at email@example.com or call her at 401-528-3246.
You may also visit www.becomeanex.org (Additional information for tobacco users and providers can be found at http://www.health.ri.gov/healthrisks/tobacco/index.php) to preview our smoking cessation resources.Invite the QuitWorks-RI Team to give a presentation at your facility.
The QuitWorks-RI Team will come to you and lead a one-hour presentation and discussion with your staff on the QuitWorks-RI program and how to customize it for your facility. There is no cost for this session, and it may qualify for continuing education units.
Please contact Brenda Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.Think about customized QuitWorks-RI features.
For all participating hospitals and health centers, we design a customized enrollment form, free of charge, to help us track enrollment from your institution and prepare reports for you. We will put your health center name and logo on the form and highlight the smoking cessation medications available in your formulary. Some institutions also need additional patient consent language. We can help you with this too, and we can provide examples from other health centers.COMING SOON: Other customized features are available at a small charge to cover costs:
- Aggregate data reporting on smokers you enroll in QuitWorks-RI, services they receive, and quit status at six-months post-treatment.