Unhealthy living habits increase the risk of complications after surgery. It is well documented that preoperative smoking and drinking cessation programmes of 4-8 weeks duration, significantly reduce the increased risk of complications after surgery.
Strong for Surgery - Strong for Life is a project by Swedish Society of Medicine with the aim to increase safety for patients during surgery through intervention against unhealthy living habits, as well as reducing the risk of future illness by supporting the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
By integrating more effective programme for lifestyle intervention in the clinical setting, we can improve treatment results and promote faster recovery.
Read more (in Swedish) about the evidence and Strong for Surgery – Strong for Life here
Supporting lifestyle changes, improving outcomes of care LIVE INCITE aims to empower patients and support lifestyle changes in order to improve outcomes of surgical procedures as well as cost effectiveness of healthcare providers. The EU funded project is a collaboration between Sweden, Spain and Denmark. LIVE INCITE will conduct a three-step precommercial procurement, where the majority of the EU funding will be allocated to the companies that participate in solving care challenges. The project is currently in its preparatory phase, which includes a market analysis. Companies can register their interest here: www.ted.europa.eu
Recently the center had a visit from Limpopo University, South Africa. The group consisted of clinicians and researchers. During their visit apart from getting a presentation of WHO CC, they were particularly interested in womens’ health programs in Sweden. In the region where they are active, northern South Africa, maternal health issues heavily needs to be strengthened.
The visit was planned and funded together with South African Medical research Council and FORTE (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare)
Professor Linda Skaal, Public Health Specialist, Professor Tibogo Motiba, department of Nursing Science and Ms Matidze, manager for a maternal health unit in Limpopo Province in meeting with Professor Hanne Tönnesen and Vanja Berggren.
Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) are holding their annual conference in Vienna this week. Thor Bern Jensen, affiliated to the WHO CC, is holding a symposium on Friday April 14th, together with Jeff Kirk Svane. The theme is "How do I present my research?" To read more about the conference and symposiums; conference; http://www.hphconferences.org/vienna2017/program/?L=0&tx_mhconferences_itinerary%5Bagendaitem%5D=385&tx_mhconferences_itinerary%5Baction%5D=show&cHash=3161b277b68dbf5c565a7481e87d7ed7