The 5 As
We have developed a series of treatment algorithms for quick navigation through the 5As counseling method, detailing approximate length of time to complete each step. Select to view the appropriate treatment algorithm for your patient:
Ask all patients about tobacco use
at every visit.
Asking about tobacco use can take less than one minute of your time and can have a lasting impact on your patients. To make asking about tobacco use easy we have developed the following customizable tools for your office.
Printable conversation starters:
Did you know that a systems approach that relies on many members of the clinic team is most effective? Implement a system that ensures that tobacco-use status is obtained and documented at every patient visit (EMR, sticker, stamp). Use our customizable chart reminders as a prompt to initiate the conversation when vital signs data are initially collected.
Select to view the appropriate treatment algorithm:
Counseling Delivery Methods
Use one or more of these methods to support integrating tobacco dependence treatment within your practice.