Tobacco Cessation Implementation Tools
Thank you for your interest in the Washington State Pharmacy Association Tobacco Cessation Training for Pharmacists. If you are interested in enrolling in this training program, please contact Maria Lieggi or call the office at 425-228-7171.
The WSPA Tobacco Cessation Certificate Program
One of the most positive, cost-effective influences any healthcare professional can have is to help a patient quit smoking. This certification program is designed to prepare pharmacists to identify patients who do smoke and to present a range of possible options, from quick counseling to long-term individual and group counseling programs, all designed to help smokers quit.
The primary goal of this certification program is to enable you to implement a smoking cessation counseling program in your practice setting. By completing this course, you will earn 6 hours of continuing education credit, while becoming certified by the WSPA as an educational resource for patients who want to quit smoking.
Join the growing number of pharmacists implementing effective smoking cessation programs and help reduce the number one preventable cause of cancer in the United States-smoking!
The WSPA Tobacco Certificate Program includes:
- Tobacco Cessation Practicum and Case Discussion
- Tobacco Cessation Didactic Learning Module and Continuing Education Exam
- Prescription to Quit Tobacco Cessation Program and Management Software
WSPA Tobacco Cessation Practicum
This live classroom session reviews the fundamental approaches to help patients quit using tobacco products.
- Identify the role of the pharmacist in tobacco cessation
- List different cessation products, techniques and counseling tools
- Use "Prescription to Quit" as a Patient Care Service
ACPE# 0130-0000-12-045-L04-P | Activity Type: Knowledge | Release Date: 4/23/2012 | Expiration Date: 4/23/2015 | 3 hours CE
WSPA Tobacco Cessation Didactic Learning Module and Continuing Education Exam
This self study portion of the course reviews the fundamentals of tobacco addiction and quitting.
- Review the epidemiology and health consequences of smoking;
- Understand the addictive properties of nicotine and risks of smoking for teens, pregnant women, symptomatic and asymptomatic adults;
- Identify, from a list, at least 5 good reasons you can give smokers a reason to quit;
- Describe at least 3 frequently prescribed drugs whose pharmacokinetics are altered by smoking;
- Understand the relationship between educational, behavioral, and pharmacological smoking cessation interventions;
- Review the effectiveness of current drug therapies for smoking cessation;
- Explore sources of material s useful in assisting patients to quit smoking, including support organizations, self-help 'bibliotherapy' and Internet sources.
0130-0000-12-044-H04-P | Activity Type: Knowledge | Release Date: 4/23/2012 | Expiration Date: 4/23/2015 | 3 hours CE
Prescription to Quit Tobacco Cessation Program and Management Software
Designed as a Windows based format to allow for patient assessment using survey tools, subjective patient data and patient charting it also provides calendars for appointment tracking to follow your patients throughout the interventions and identify missed appointments.
The Washington State Pharmacy Association is accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of pharmaceutical education.