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W21C Patient Safety Podcast


This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit www.patientsafetypodcast.ca and www.w21c.org to reach us. Email w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

Aug 23, 2013

In this episode Dr Chris Pysyk discusses the risks associated with smoking during the peri-operative period, which is before, during, and after surgery.
 
After listening to this podcast, listener's will be able to:
  • List the "Big 5" complications that smokers are at an increased risk of having after surgery
  • Explain how many smokers are in the "preparation stage" of behaviour change and why this stage of change is so important
  • Reflect on how healthcare providers can influence smokers and list some resources for smoking cessation
For more information visit our website at www.patientsafetypodcast.com
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