1.The rate of smoking have increased in a nurse practitioners pt population, so the nurse practitioner

1.      The rate of smoking have increased in a nurse practitioners pt population, so the nurse practitioner

wants to implement a care management program for smoking cessation in the ambulatory clinic. What should be the first step in developing a care management program that incorporates national standards and best practice?

A)     Ask pts if they have any interest or desire to stop smoking and whether they would participate in a smoking cessation program

B)     Check the CDC and agency for healthcare research and quality (AHRQ) websites for information

C)     Check with other staff to determine whether they have any information about best practices related to care management for pts who smoke.

D)     Ask the clinics practice manager if there are financial incentives available for the implementation of a care management program.

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