Physician supporters of the OTER program service line provide leadership and continued vision.
OTER staff members identify tobacco users among hospital inpatients, provide tobacco cessation education, and document interventions in patient charts.
OTER was asked to revise the existing policy in order to improve the Baylor image and experience for patients, visitors, and employees.
During 2000-2001, the first year in which the program operated under the auspices of OTER, Tobacco kNOw reached over 4000 students from 16 different schools.
OTER staff members track outcomes on each educational component and participant within the tobacco cessation program model.