The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. smoke, and 16 million of those adults have a serious illness attributable to their smoking habit. With nearly half a million U.S. deaths yearly attributed to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, the CDC has identified smoking as the No.1 cause of preventable disease, disability, and death. With recent litigation and subsequent media attention on cigarettes and smoking, clinicians find themselves being called on to offer support and counseling to smokers who are trying to quit.
This course provides an overview of the need for smoking cessation, components of a successful program, the process for working as an interprofessional team, stages of readiness during the smoking cessation process, and how to help patients at each stage, including a discussion on smoking cessation aids and their benefits and risks.
Timothy O'Shea, MS, PharmD, is a Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He received his PharmD from MCPHS University – Boston and Masters in Health Service Administration from the University of Wyoming.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)
Commission for Case Manager Certification
American Occupational Therapy Association
Commission on Dietetic Registration
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (Dietary)
Association of Social Work Boards
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
First Things First
Need for Team-Based Approach
Tips for Employing and Interdisciplinary Approach
Precontemplation Stage of Behavior Change
Contemplation Stage of Behavior Change
Preparation Stage of Behavior Change
Nicotine nasal spray
Action Stage of Behavior Change
A Word About Weight Gain
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