Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this continuing education program is to inform and educate healthcare providers on the factors of nicotine addiction. The healthcare provider will have the tools available to help their patients, family members, and co-workers that want to stop smoking. Smoking cessation is difficult for so many people and the withdrawal symptoms will need to be overcome in order for the smokers to be able to stop. The course will highlight the steps to a successful process and education to identify potential relapse factors.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recall the factors of nicotine addiction.
  2. Recommend tools that will assist the smoker to stop.
  3. Recognize the withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking cessation.
  4. Describe relapse prevention techniques to former tobacco users.
  5. List medications used for smoking cessation.

Curriculum

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Video - Smoking Cessation

Chapter 3: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Debra Smith-Harr

Debra Smith-Harr has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1987.  She completed her BSRC at Midwestern State University in 2010. She currently owns and operates Smith Seminars, a continuing education website for Respiratory Therapists. She also has a website, CEU Webinars, that has continuing education for Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Medical Lab Technicians, and Sleep Professionals.

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