Smoking Cessation Around the Time of Surgery

This tool was developed by a team led by Dr. David Warner from Mayo Clinic. They collaborated with investigators in the KER UNIT to develop a tool to enhance the conversation about smoking cessation in the peri-operative setting.

Decision aids to be used during the encounter:

Decision aids in practice:

  • Video demonstration (coming)

Additional resources

DISCLAIMER:  No decision aid replaces the conversation patients should have with their clinicians to make important, clinical decisions.  Use of these decision aids carries no liability to its developers or to the Mayo Clinic Foundation for Education and Research.

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