This section contains resources to assist health services in implementing the Global Network Standards.
Guidance for managing nicotine withdrawal in emergency care settings
Responding to a request from the Victorian Coroner in 2020, the VNSHS, Eastern Health and other stakeholders have developed guidance material to help address the risks for patients and health services associated with nicotine withdrawal in the emergency care setting. The guidance material sets out principles and practice points, with a focus on managing acute withdrawal as distinct from smoking cessation. Click here to download the guidance information.
Tobacco in Australia - Facts & Issues is a comprehensive review of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled and regularly updated by the Cancer Council Victoria. https://www.tobaccoinaustralia.org.au/home
Quit Victoria provides online education to support the delivery of brief advice by healthcare service staff. This is available at no cost to Victorian healthcare services. Follow this link to register https://education.quit.org.au/ The platform includes training for: