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Tobacco Cessation: Pharmacist Impact Through a Brief, Targeted Intervention

Credit Hours: 3.0  |   Fee: $75.00

Tobacco dependence has a negative impact on organ systems throughout the body, increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, asthma, COPD, and stroke. Tobacco dependence is considered to be a chronic disease; yet, it is a preventable factor in an abundance of other co-morbid conditions. Pharmacists play a key role in aiding patients with tobacco cessation. With knowledge and access to prescription cessation aids as well as over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies, it is important for pharmacists to participate in cessation efforts. Pharmacists can be a leading and encouraging step toward successful tobacco cessation. This online, interactive course provides pharmacists with an evidence-based approach to a brief tobacco cessation intervention. The course incorporates patient-centered motivational interviewing techniques and optimal application of pharmacotherapeutic regimens for tobacco cessation.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Perform brief tobacco cessation interventions with tobacco dependent patients;
  2. Identify and optimize use of first line therapies for tobacco cessation;
  3. Apply motivational interviewing techniques in counseling to patients unwilling to quit using tobacco; and
  4. Involve pharmacy staff as a member of the tobacco cessation pharmacy team.



CE: 3.0 Contact Hours
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0025-0000-16-126-H01-P
Expiration Date: 11/15/2019
Course Number: KE-CN#CVD100
Course Instructor: Charmaine Rochester, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, BCACP, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Fee: $75.00

This course is sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention and Health Promotions Administration: Environmental Health Bureau.

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