Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence in Kentucky Hospitals - 2nd Edition: Online Course

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence in Kentucky Hospitals - 2nd Edition: Online Course

PURPOSE AND TARGET AUDIENCETreating Tobacco Use and Dependence
This training is the first of its kind for Kentucky hospital medical professionals to address the number one preventable cause of disease and death in our state. It will give examples of how to successfully provide brief bedside interventions for all patients who use tobacco regardless of willingness to quit, in three minutes or less. Recommendations will follow the evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update and will address medications for cessation or just withdrawal relief and resources for referral. A team approach among all caregivers is encouraged and demonstrated for the greatest impact and time savings.  Discussions of systems approaches, patients' family involvement, and special patient populations are also included.

This course is designed for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists, Tobacco Cessation Specialists, Hospital Administrators, Supervisors and Support Staff.

Physician Credit
-The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

-This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 2.4 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-778. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The course takes approximately 2.0 hours. During the course you will watch and listen to video interviews and demonstrations and view course handouts.

You will have to register and create a user profile and take a pre-activity questionnaire before you are able to view the videos and handouts. Once the materials have been reviewed, you will take a post-activity questionnaire followed by course evaluations, after which you will be able to generate your CME/CE certificate. You will be able to stop the course at any point and re-enter later if you are unable to finish the course in one sitting.

Principle Faculty

Celeste T. Worth, MCHES
Professional Training and Education Manager
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Kentucky Cancer Program
University of Louisville

At the conclusion of this course, healthcare professionals should be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of tobacco dependence, especially in Kentucky.

  • Provide recommended brief interventions for hospital patients willing and not willing to make a quit attempt.

  • Recommend approved pharmacotherapy and advise patients on their proper usage for either short-term withdrawal relief or long-term abstinence.

  • Refer patients to external or community resources, especially KY’s Tobacco Quit Line, for essential ongoing follow-up and support.
  • Address special challenges and considerations of treating pregnant women and new mothers who smoke, relapse prevention for those who have quit, and secondhand smoke exposure for families.

High speed internet connection
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher
Course content compatible with Mac OS

No commercial support was used or received to fund this online course.

Course Director and Coordinator

Celeste Worth has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Planning Committee Members
Kris Paul and Jaime Wientjes have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Celeste Worth has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

CME & PD Staff and Advisory Board
The CME & PD staff and Advisory Board have nothing to disclose with the exception of Dr. Douglas Coldwell: Sirtex, Inc. (Speaker) and DFine, Inc. (Consultant).  

Medium or combination of media used: Online enduring material activity
Method of Physician Participation: Online video presentations and PDF files
Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 2.0 hours
Course Originally Released On: 11/30/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/30/2014
Course Termination Date: 11/30/2017

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, or for an alternative form of course materials, please contact Celeste Worth at Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.

If you need technical support or have questions about the course, please e-mail us at

All information provided by course participants is confidential and will not be shared with any other parties for any reason without permission.

The University of Louisville has obtained permission from the Kentucky Cancer Program to use the content in this educational activity. If you would like to share content from this training/program, please contact Celeste Worth at the Kentucky Cancer Program (


Additional Resources
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