(Est time: 1 hr) This continuing education course uses a case-based format to present tobacco issues important in treating children in primary care, including the prevention of tobacco use by children (ages 5-13) and prevention of exposure of children to secondhand (environmental) tobacco smoke. This course was revised and updated in June 2008.
Goal: To increase the learners' understanding of tobacco prevention interventions for children and intervening to protect children from exposure to tobacco smoke.
Describe the elements of an evidence-based, developmentally appropriate tobacco use prevention activity for children in a primary care practice
Describe to patients and their parents the health risks for children exposed to tobacco smoke and the importance of preventing exposure
Use the reasons why children initiate tobacco use to guide prevention efforts
Use knowledge of the extent of tobacco dependence, the level of interest in quitting, and success rate for quitting among young smokers to guide tobacco interventions with children
(Est time: 1 hr) This continuing education course uses a case-based format to present the negative health effects of smoking during pregnancy and to illustrate an intensive tobacco counseling intervention as an alternative to pharmacotherapy during pregnancy. This course was revised and updated in June 2008.
Goal: To improve the learners' understanding of the negative effects of smoking on reproductive health in women and how to provide appropriate tobacco interventions for pregnant and potentially pregnant women.
Use tobacco cessation counseling techniques that address the unique concerns of women who are pregnant or who will potentially become pregnant
Discuss the great importance of preventing or stopping tobacco use with pregnant patients and women patients of childbearing age due to negative health effects on both the mother and child before and after birth
Consider the negative effects of using drug therapy to assist with smoking cessation during pregnancy when deciding on the best tobacco cessation intervention
Use intensive tobacco counseling intervention techniques as an alternative to pharmacotherapy in pregnant women
Adapt tobacco interventions to racial, cultural, and ethnic differences in tobacco use when treating women patients
(Est time: 1 hr) This case-based continuing education course helps healthcare providers prevent teen patients from smoking or using other forms of tobacco and help teens who have already started to quit. Topics include societal pressures affecting tobacco use by teens and age-appropriate tobacco cessation or prevention interventions.
Goal: To improve the learners' understanding of age-appropriate tobacco interventions for teens that address their special needs.
Consider the prevalence of tobacco use among teens in planning tobacco prevention and intervention policies in your practice
Consider the health and psychosocial risks that tobacco use poses specifically for young patients in their patient care
Tailor tobacco interventions to teens and address the needs of special patient populations
Use current recommendations on using nicotine replacement and other pharmacological therapies with young patients who are quitting smoking
(Est time: 1 hr) This continuing education course presents issues unique to older adults related to quitting smoking or using other forms of tobacco. Topics include tobacco health effects in the elderly, benefits of quitting at this age, age-appropriate tobacco interventions, special precautions in using tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy, tobacco cessation during a health crisis, and Medicare reimbursement issues. A mini case is used to illustrate the issues in primary healthcare of older smokers. The content was revised and updated in June 2008.
Goal: To improve the learners' understanding of tobacco use and cessation issues unique to the older adult.
Use knowledge of tobacco-related health effects and mortality to advise older adults on the benefits of quitting
Use tobacco cessation behavioral interventions to meet the needs of older adults
Use tobacco cessation pharmacotherapy interventions to meet the needs of older adults
0 of 4 required modules completed; there are no optional modules
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