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Kerry Nichols, RN, BSN, OCN, from Billings Clinic Cancer Center, explains their nurse navigator-led smoking cessation program.
Recognizing that providers don't have enough time to fully addressing smoking cessation, nurse navigators at Billings took steps to fill the gap. They adopted a plan of non-judgemental listening and motivational interviews. With the help of a pharmacists, they also discusses medication possibilities such as varenicline (Chantix) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) as well as non-nicotine replacements.