Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy

Learn best practices used in the management of smoking cessation. This course provides information on setting up and running a smoking cessation clinic.

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Description

Description:

By funding pharmacists delivering professional services to patients, the Ontario government acknowledges the role pharmacists play in providing care to patients. Pharmacists are positioned as key advisors who can help and support patients on their journey to quit smoking.

This online professional development course provides an overview of concepts and best practice approaches currently used in the management of smoking cessation by healthcare professionals.

It also provides practical information on how to set up and run a smoking cessation clinic, acting as a guide for pharmacists who want to get started. Through this program, pharmacists will be able to provide one on one support, advice, and follow-up counselling to patients who want to quit smoking.

Pharmacists wishing to provide smoking cessation support to Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) patients under the Ministry of Health’s pharmacy-based smoking cessation program are required to complete a smoking cessation training program in order to be eligible to receive funding for their expertise and professional services in this area. For more information, please visit the Healthcare Professionals section of the Ministry’s website.

By completing modules 1, 2 and 3, pharmacists will meet the training requirements of the Ministry of Health’s pharmacy-based smoking cessation program to provide smoking cessation support to Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) patients in order to receive funding for their expertise and professional services in this area.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Outline the pathophysiology of tobacco addiction
  • Understand the 5A’s of tobacco addiction, quit planning strategies and motivational interviewing techniques
  • Choose appropriate pharmacological treatments for tobacco addiction
  • Understand how to set up and prepare a smoking cessation program

Course outline:

  • Module 1:
    Pathophysiology
  • Module 2:
    How to Help Patients Quit Smoking
  • Module 3:
    Prescribing Pharmacotherapy
  • Module 4:
    Implementing Smoking Cessation in Your Practice
  • Module 5:
    Harm Reduction
  • Multiple-choice Exam
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 3.50 CEUs
  • Accreditation: 8003-2022-3420-I-P
  • Course expiration date: March 31, 2023
  • 3.5 hours to complete
  • Online
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online module and score a 70 per cent or higher on the multiple-choice exam (two attempts).

Who should take this course:

Pharmacists and pharmacy owners who want to learn how to maximize different services and products in their daily pharmacy practice.

Development Team:

  • Jane Ling, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Kathleen Leach, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Pamela Ip, RPh (BSc, PharmD)