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Goal: To educate students at the University of Buffalo on tobacco cessation and prevention.Healthcare providers have the opportunity to provide tobacco interventions: 70% of smokers see a primary care clinician each year (CDC, 1993), and 70% of smokers report an interest in quitting (CDC, 2002b). However, despite the opportunity, patient interest, and evidence of treatment effectiveness, physicians still are not fully implementing guidelines in their practices.
Educational Objectives:After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Improve the learners' understanding of basic behavioral tobacco interventions for patients and the process of change in tobacco cessation.
Use the 5 steps of smoking cessation intervention (the 5 A's)
Use knowledge of the prevalence of tobacco use and tobacco-associated mortality to guide treatment of patients
Use knowledge of the smoking cessation cycle to tailor behavioral tobacco interventions to patients in each stage in the cycle
Apply basic behavioral interventions and pharmacological interventions for tobacco cessation
Determine a patient's stage of quitting, and use it to choose the appropriate tobacco cessation intervention
Determine other characteristics or needs of individual patients who smoke (e.g., concerns about weight gain, amount smoked, history of failed attempts at quitting smoking, etc.), and use the information to choose clinical interventions
Modules in this Training Activity
Tobacco: Five Cases: Basic Tobacco Cessation Interventions
Audience and Accreditation
Students at the University at Buffalo
Activity Credit: Obtaining credit for participation in this activity requires that you complete the pre-assessments, work through the modules (including all in-module interactive activities), complete the post-assessments with a 70% score on the post-test, and then request credit. At the end of the activity, you will be instructed on how to print out a certificate for your records.
Time Requirement: Keep track of the amount of time it takes you to complete this activity. You will be required to spend a set amount of time in order to claim credit. You should claim credit only for the time actually spent in the activity.
Technical Requirement: To participate in this activity, you will need a computer, an Internet connection, and a Web browser. This activity requires Chrome, Firefox, and IE7 or higher.