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KidsQuit Smoking Cessation Brief Interventions

 

Overview

The KidsQuit program is an interactive and educational tool to provide professionals with simple strategies for advising adolescents, parents and carers with smoking cessation advice and strategies to reduce exposure to second hand smoke (SHS). The aims of the program training are to:

KidsQuit was developed by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) Departments of Adolescents and Respiratory Medicine, Kids Health, Pharmacy and the Education Centre. CHW has trained staff in smoking cessation brief interventions through an e-learning program called KidsQuit. This e-learning package is an interactive and educational tool to provide professionals with simple strategies for advising adolescents, parents and carers with smoking cessation advice or strategies to reduce exposure to second hand smoke (SHS).  

The e-learning package is evidence based learning, takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes the following modules:

Abstract adapted from KidsQuit Smoking

Contacts

Children's Hospital at Westmead
Corner of Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
Ph: (02) 9845 3585
Fax: (02) 9845 3562
Email: SCHN-CHW-KidsHealth@health.nsw.gov.au

Evaluated publications

KidsQuit (2016)

KidsQuit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Sydney: Kids Health Children's Hospital at Westmead

This report outlines the results of the KidsQuit initiative at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW), in Sydney, New South Wales. In 2008, the CHW launched 'KidsQuit', a new evidence based e-learning package on smoking cessation brief interventions. This provided CHW health professionals with simple strategies for giving adolescents, parents and carers smoking cessation advice or strategies to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. Until the development of the e-learning package in 2008 there was no formal education program for health professionals on how to perform smoking cessation brief interventions.

Abstracted adapted from the Kids Health Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Last updated: 18 May 2017
 
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