Tobacco and Smoking Cessation Training

Smoking Cessation Programs for Respiratory Therapists

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Get the tobacco intervention skills you need to help your patients

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CRCE: 5 hours | Cost: $45 for AARC members, $90 for non-members

Respiratory therapists have a unique opportunity to talk with people in a variety of settings regarding tobacco use. However, many RTs may not be comfortable with the often difficult conversation of tobacco cessation. The Clinician Training on Tobacco Dependence for Respiratory Therapists course was designed specifically for the respiratory therapist to increase the proficiency and comfort level in the 5A’s (and AAR) model for tobacco intervention and in pharmacotherapy recommendations. This course provides the RT with guidance for delivery of personalized, tailored tobacco cessation interventions that can be offered in a variety of environments. The tobacco and smoking cessation training consists of multiple videos focusing on epidemiology of tobacco use, nicotine pharmacology and principles of addiction, nicotine and non-nicotine pharmacotherapy, assisting patients with quitting, motivational interviewing, reimbursement, and systems change. In addition, special situations such as tobacco users who are pregnant, teens who use tobacco, and cardiac patients who use tobacco are addressed in this 5.0 CRCE program. This program addresses the need for tailored, interactive, behaviorally focused video examples to demonstrate appropriate interactions with the tobacco user.

Tobacco and smoking cessation training course preview

The movie below previews some of the realistic patient scenarios covered in the course. In addition to over 3 hours of video, this course also features self-assessment quizzes and handouts to reinforce your learning.

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CRCE: 5 hours | Cost: $45 for AARC members, $90 for non-members

This course was developed through a grant from the Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) at Pfizer, Inc.
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