Gold Standard Programme

We arrange Gold Standard Programme (GSP) courses on smoking and alcohol cessation intervention for staff in health care. The GSP course is related to the national initiative smoke free operation and the aim is to reduce surgical complications related to smoking and alcohol. After completing the course, participants can intervene patients in intensive smoking and alcohol cessation treatment. The courses are arranged in collaboration with Lund University, WHO-CC: Evidence-based Health Promotion in Hospitals & Health Services and Addicition Centre, Region Skåne.

Target Group: All who work with health promotion and smoking cessation, for example nurses, doctors and physiotherapists

Content: The course includes introduction to surgical patients, mentally ill patients and other patient groups related to smoking and alcohol cessation. For example it includes the following sections: smoking and surgical complications, pathophysiology (mechanisms of action), evidence for the efficacy of interventions, patient preferences, staff skills etc.

6 scientific articles on the GSP-programme have been published:

  • Rasmussen M, Klinge M, Krogh J, Nordentoft M, Tönnesen H. Effectiveness of the Gold Standard Programme (GSP) for smoking cessation on smokers with and without a severe mental disorder: a Danish cohort study. BMJ Open 2018;8:e021114. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021114

  • Rasmussen M, Fernández E, Tönnesen H. Effectiveness of the Gold Standard Programme compared with other smoking cessation interventions in Denmark: a cohort study. BMJ Open 2017; 7:e013553. Doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013553.

  • Kehlet M, Schroeder TV, Tönnesen H. The Gold Standard Programme for smoking cessation is effective for participants over 60 years of age. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015;12:2574-87

  • Neumann T, Rasmussen M, Heitmann BL, Tønnesen H. Gold Standard program for heavy smokers in a real-life setting. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2013 Sep 9;10(9):4186-99.

  • Rasmussen M, Heitmann BL, Tönnesen H. Effectiveness of the gold standard programmes (GSP) for smoking cessation in pregnant and non-pregnant women. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2013 Aug 16;10(8):3653-66.

  • Neumann T, Rasmussen M, Ghith N, Heitmann BL, Tönnesen H. The Gold Standard Programme: smoking cessation interventions for disadvantaged smokers are effective in a real-life setting. Tob Control 2013; 22(6):e9. doi: 10.1136.

Help your patients to a smoke free treatment, Gold Standard Program halves the complications.

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