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The deliberation and pilot trial on Nicotine Dependence Treatment Program in Routine Clinical Care (NTRC) is ongoing
Date:2015-05-14 07:55 

 "Building Tobacco Treatment Capacity in Medical Universities and Affiliated Hospitals in China" found Global Bridges started in January in this year. Nicotine Dependence Treatment Program in Routine Clinical Care (NTRC) had been formed in this project, and currently is conducting experts reviewing and pilot trial.                                                                                                              
Nicotine Dependence Treatment Program in Routine Clinical Care (NTRC) is designed for patients in a routine treatment clinical setting, which is different from patients in a special smoking cessation treatment program. This program trains physicians what needs to be conducted in different cessation stages, including pharmaceutical and behavioral therapy. Given large numbers of hospital patients in China and the heavy workload of the physicians, the program is provided additionally to routine clinic treatment without increased more work burden. Preliminary program has been formed and currently consulted by clinical experts from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Hangzhou Normal University Affiliated Hospital and Xuzhou Medical College Second Affiliated Hospital. Prof. Xiaohong Wu, Chief of Department of Respiration of Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, conducted several written revisions. Prof. Xiaomin Jia, Vice Dean of Xuzhou Medical College Second Affiliated Hospital, with 10 experts from their Department of Respiration Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Occupational Medicine, and Prof. Yuejuan Feng, Chief of Department of Respiration of Hangzhou Normal University Affiliated Hospital,attended the meeting reviewing. They provided value comments and suggestions on the basic principles, operational processes, and clinical practice for this cessation program. Prof. Feng demonstrated the clinical cessation program on one actual patient successfully launching a respiratory medicine smoking patient with treatment and requiring the patient to sign a behavior contract to quit smoking.                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                             
After further discussion between the research collaborative, the project will conduct the pilot trial in these hospitals. The research program plans to implement the Nicotine Dependence Treatment Program in Routine Clinical Care at Fuwai Hospital and 9 other affiliated hospitals, and to build tobacco dependence treatment capacity in Peking Universities and 49 other medical universities in China simultaneously.

Prof. Tingzhong Yang and Xiaomin Jia, Vice Dean of Xuzhou Medical College Second Affiliated Hospital and other physicians to discuss the program

The workshop at Xuzhou Medical College Second Affiliated Hospital

The workshop at Hangzhou Normal University Affiliated Hospital

Director Feng conducted nicotine dependence treatment in her word