Treating Tobacco Online Course

Treating Tobacco 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 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing-This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 1.5 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.
Psychology-Continuing education credit for this activity is approved under Section 5 of 201 KAR 26:175 of the Kentucky Laws and Regulations Relating to Licensure as a Psychologist. Please retain a copy of your CME certificate to submit to your respective board.
Social Work-Continuing education credit for this activity is approved under Section 3 201 KAR 23:075 of the Kentucky Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Practice of Social Work. Please retain a copy of your CME certificate to submit to your respective board.

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 1.25 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 preliminary course assessment before you are able to view the videos and handouts. Once the materials have been reviewed, you will take a post-test 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, Brown Cancer Center
University of Louisville

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

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

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

  • Recommend approved pharmacological treatments 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 follow-up and support.

High speed internet connection (Broadband, Cable or DSL)
Windows 2000 or higher
256 MBs or more of RAM
Internet Explorer 6.0 higher
Windows Media Player 10.0 or higher
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher
Course content compatible with Mac OS

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

The presenters  have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

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: 1.25 hours
Course Originally Released On: 9/1/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/1/2013
Course Termination Date: 9/1/2015


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

No material in this activity is copyrighted.The University of Louisville has obtained permission from the Kentucky Cancer Program to use the content in this educational activity.

CLICK HERE TO CREATE YOUR USER PROFILE AND BEGIN THE COURSE (This course is currently under construction)