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Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond

This is a CE opportunity for up to 4.5 CE credits for only $25. It looks to be very much worthwhile, especially if you want to know more about tobacco cessation counseling for pregnant women! If you're not sure, check out the video preview!

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Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic (Web-based)

Course Number: WB1941

“Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic” is an updated online training, based on the "Virtual Practicum" model. The training is intended for health care professionals who will be assisting their female patients in quitting smoking, in particular, patients who are pregnant or in their child-bearing years.

Dr. Sharon Phelan is your host and mentor as you counsel and assist three sets of simulated patients to quit smoking. The learner will be able to apply principles of the 5 A''s intervention, a best practice approach for smoking cessation, which reflects current clinical recommendations from the US Public Health Service Guidelines for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence 2008 update and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee Opinion No. 471: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy. The interactive cases provide the learner an opportunity to explore the broader psychosocial dimension of cessation counseling, learn motivational interviewing techniques, and implement optimal and efficient office systems to support smoking cessation counseling and documentation.

This program offers various learning tools, including:
• Interactive case simulations and comprehensive discussions of the patient visits
• Mini-lectures on relevant topics from leading experts, including former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop and Dr. Neil Benowitz, and a new lecture on Motivational Interviewing by Dr. Michael Goldstein
• Interviews with real patients who have quit
• A dedicated web site of pertinent links and office resources

The training was developed by the Interactive Media Laboratory, Dartmouth Medical School, in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Course web address: www.smokingcessationandpregnancy.org

TARGET AUDIENCE: This activity is appropriate for clinical and public health practitioners, such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse-midwives, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, nurse practitioners, certified health educators, other health educators, pharmacists, health professional students, and other professionals that see women of reproductive age.

MATERIALS: Computer, a web-browser, and broadband internet access.

PREREQUISITES: Participants should have a general interest in helping female smokers quit smoking, and though not required, participants should have a basic understanding of the clinical care of female patients during prenatal and postpartum care.


CE Expiration Date: 11/28/2013

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