Farm Com. 2016 Mar 30;8(1):32-38. doi: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).001.05

Specifications for the smoking cessation service

Mendoza A, Cobián B, Gómez J, Cano M, Baixauli VJ1
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Mendoza A, Cobián B, Gómez J, Cano M, Baixauli VJ. Specifications for the smoking cessation service. Farm Com. 2016 Mar 30;8(1):32-38. doi: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).001.05
Abstract : 

In April 2013, the Spanish Society of Family and Community Pharmacies ( SEFAC ) presented its proposal for pharmaceutical professional services (PPS) which aims to cover needs related to both care for patients using drugs, and public health. This proposal offers an approach for implementing and developing PPS in order to boost its provision by community pharmacies in the coming years. According to this proposal, all PPS comprising the service catalogue will have a specifications document. 

The purpose of this specifications document, approved by the Board of SEFAC the April 20, 2014, is to define and provide specifics on the smoking cessation service, with a dual purpose:

• To help community pharmacists and their representatives in the offering, delivery, distribution, financing and coordination of this service.

• Serve as a guide to community pharmacists who wish to implement a smoking cessation service at the pharmacy or develop a standard working procedure for implementation of same.

 

This document is complemented by the CESAR training program on smoking cessation, and the Document on intervention in Smoking Cessation in community pharmacies prepared and endorsed by SEFAC and validated by SEFAC, the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Pathology (SEPAR) the Spanish Society of Smoking Specialists (SEDET) and primary care medical associations (SemFYC, SEMG and SEMERGEN).

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