WANTED: Pharmacists to Help Patients Quit Smoking

Description

Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease and death and undermines the effects of treatment for virtually all chronic medical conditions. Although patients significantly improve their chances of quitting tobacco by using medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to support their efforts, long-term quit rates are low. Using interactive case studies, the presenters will discuss current evidence, including the relative efficacy and safety of first-line treatment approaches and use of medications before the quit date. The role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in smoking cessation also will be discussed. During this session, you will apply knowledge and skills to help patients maximize their chances of quitting for good.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Summarize recent data regarding the safety and efficacy of available pharmacologic options for the treatment of tobacco use and dependence.
  2. Discuss various approaches for use of smoking cessation medications prior to the quit date.
  3. Develop a treatment regimen that incorporates the most effective agents for smoking cessation, including medications, doses, and routes and frequency of administration.
  4. Explain the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in quitting smoking.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize recent data regarding the safety and efficacy of available pharmacologic options for the treatment of tobacco use and dependence.
  2. Discuss various approaches for use of smoking cessation medications prior to the quit date.
  3. Develop a treatment regimen that incorporates the most effective agents for smoking cessation, including medications, doses, and routes and frequency of administration.
  4. Explain the role of electronic nicotine delivery systems in quitting smoking.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Karen
Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy Purdue Univ.
 
Robin
Robin Corelli, PharmD
Pharmacist
UCSF SOP
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Sunday, March 18
Time: 
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Room: 
Music City Center - Room 104C-D
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-044-L05-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-044-L05-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.15
Activity Type:
Application-based