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Free CE Course: Tobacco Cessation & Special Populations

Posted by Kristin Harms

Jun 6, 2016, 2:51:37 PM

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The California Smokers’ Helpline is pleased to offer this free online continuing education course, Tobacco Dependence Treatment in Special Populations: What's the Same and What's Different?

A growing body of research indicates that healthcare providers do not systematically intervene with smokers to provide tobacco independence treatment. This is especially true with teens and smokers with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. With pregnant smokers, there is a need to sustain the quit postpartum. There are special considerations to take into account when helping teens, pregnant smokers, and smokers with behavioral health conditions to quit.

Click below to get started. Once you complete the course, you will receive 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. You can also click below if you do not need CE credits but are interested in the course materials.

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Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, alcohol and drug counselors, physician assistants, and other health care professionals who care for pregnant smokers, teens and smokers with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Deliver effective and efficient clinical tobacco interventions to patients using systematic approaches to encourage tobacco cessation.
  • Describe population-based trends of tobacco use among smokers with co-occurring mental health and/or substance use disorders, teens and pregnant smokers.
  • Identify the special circumstances for smokers with co-occurring mental health and/or substance use disorders, teens and pregnant women

Presenter List

Gary Tedeschi, PhD

Gary-Tedeschi-200x227_10-15.jpgDr. Tedeschi is a licensed psychologist (#PSY 14241) at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine, Moores Cancer Center. He has worked there since 1994 as the Clinical Director of the California Smokers' Helpline and the Center for Tobacco Cessation. At the Helpline he is responsible for clinical supervision, counseling protocol development, counselor training, and continuing education. At the Center he provides technical assistance and training for medical and behavioral health professionals on tobacco cessation interventions. Dr. Tedeschi also has several years of previous clinical experience providing psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups in settings including community mental health, psychiatric in-patient, and university counseling centers. He teaches graduate courses in counseling part time and maintains a small practice in consulting psychology. Dr. Tedeschi holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City; an M.A. in counseling psychology from Boston College; and a B.A. in psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Accreditation

UC San Diego Accreditation Statement
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Medical Credit Designation Statement
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

NURSES: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (report up to 1.25 hours of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).


 

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The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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