Tools to Support Clients to Reduce Nicotine Dependency

Course Description: 

Understanding the clinical pharmacology of nicotine provides a basis for improved nicotine dependency prevention and treatment. This course will help tobacco cessation coaches and specialists, nurses, medical and behavioral health practitioners gain profound knowledge of the addiction process and tools to support clients to quit smoking. The content of the course is applicable to e-cigarettes or vapes as well as conventional tobacco products. 

Learning Objectives: 

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

  1. Define the process of nicotine dependency
  2. Describe the biological, psychological, and socio-cultural chain of addiction
  3. Identify patients' level of nicotine dependency.
  4. Understand the “Stages of Change” model to assess patients' readiness to reduce tobacco use
  5. Utilize tools to help motivate a patient to reduce nicotine dependency

Target Audience: Tobacco cessation coaches and specialists, nurses, medical and behavioral health practitioners

Duration: 90 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  1.5 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES

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