We arrange Gold Standard Programme (GSP) courses on smoking and alcohol cessation intervention for staff in health care. The GSP course is related to the national initiative smoke free operation and the aim is to reduce surgical complications related to smoking and alcohol. After completing the course, participants can intervene patients in intensive smoking and alcohol cessation treatment. The courses are arranged in collaboration with Lund University, WHO-CC: Evidence-based Health Promotion in Hospitals & Health Services and Addicition Centre, Region Skåne.
Sign up for the next course planned in January 2018. More information here
Written Examinations in Swedish Medical Schools: Minds Molded to Medicate?
"Today, there is overwhelming evidence for the importance of lifestyle factors in the prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)"
Read the interesting article here
Updated meta-analyses announced recently show that shorter life style changes starting before surgery have a positive effect for patients. Complications after operations can be reduced by up to 50% this way. Only intensive programs aiming at cessation of smoking and alcohol 4-8 weeks, starting before surgery have an effect on risk reduction at surgery.
- Quitting of smoking and risky drinking is part of good perioperative care that should be offered to all patients in need, says professor Hanne Tönnesen from Lund University.