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UC Quits Series module #1 - Top Ten Reasons to Address Tobacco
This free activity was designed for University of California faculty, staff and students but also open to other healthcare professionals. Contact Gwenn Welsch if you have any questions at gvwelsch@ucdavis.edu or phone (916) 734-5773.



Top Ten Reasons to Address Tobacco
Module #1

Free activity

CME activity released: June 6, 2015
Expires: June 6, 2018

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Needs Assessment:

Providers have cited multiple barriers for addressing tobacco cessation with their patients.  Barriers include lack of knowledge or training, competing priorities, and patient barriers.  However, tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death, and providers play a key role in motivating and assisting their patients in the tobacco cessation process.

Target Audience
This free activity was designed for University of California faculty, staff and students but also open to other healthcare professionals.

Note: all respiratory care practitioners (RCP) wanting RCP credit must 1. select "Respiratory Therapist" as their occupation and 2. enter their RCP number in the evaluation form.



Objectives:

Following this activity, learners should be able to list 10 reasons why addressing tobacco is important for their patients from a public health to an individual perspective.

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This activity will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. CME credit is obtained upon viewing video, submitting the online evaluation and successfully passing the test. An electronic CME certificate will be available after requirements are completed.


Method of participation:
1. View video
2. Complete the test
3. Complete the evaluation
4. Certificate will generate after test and evaluations are completed


Optional Resources:

1)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkKYVVxxksw

In this 5 minute video, Steve Schroeder, M.D., UCSF Professor of Medicine and Director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, discusses the importance of asking and advising all smokers to quit, and Dean Schillinger, M.D., Chief, Division of Internal Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, provides a 2-minute demonstration about how to talk to a patient about quitting.

2)   http://www.ucquits.com/

Find key provider resources about tobacco cessation, patient resources, and provider training.  Look at “About Us” to connect with UC tobacco champions.

3)    https://www.nobutts.org

California Smokers’ Helpline website with information tailored for tobacco users, friends & family, health care providers, behavioral health professionals, community partners, and special projects.

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Accreditation
The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ acceptable for multidisciplinary team members

Nurses:  For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.  For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in “CME Category 1” for the provider number).

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP): The Respiratory Care Board of California states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

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Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests

FACULTY

Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, Davis

UC Quits Project Director

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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