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UC Quits Series module #3 - The California Smokers Helpline
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.


The California Smokers Helpline
Module #3

Free activity

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

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Needs Assessment

GAP
Providers may have a limited understanding of this free resource for all Californians to intervene with tobacco use and exposure.

BRIEF SUMMARY
The California Smokers' Helpline is a free telephone counseling service operated by UC San Diego. Helping a smoker develop a quit plan and having follow-up support has doubled the chances of a smoker quitting. The services are available in Spanish and 4 Asian languages, can help evaluate for medication options including free nicotine patches if available, and open to friends and families of smokers seeking help.

OBJECTIVE
After viewing the course video, participants should be able to describe the California Smokers' Helpline free telephone counseling services for tobacco users.

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.


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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=8FBpXc0afzg 

Overview of California Smokers’ Helpline services. Shows how key staff and counselors operate the Helpline at UC San Diego.

2)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJcxdVKtuqQ

Learn about the Helpline’s free web-based direct referral service to have the Helpline call your patient in 1-2 business days.  Listen to Jyothi Marbin, MD, of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and JoAnne Roy, LVN, of San Franciso General Hospital talk about the benefits of the referral service.  Register at www.nobutts.org/referral

3)  https://www.ucquits.com

Find key provider resources about tobacco cessation, patient resources, and provider training.  Look under “Refer to Quitline” for more information.

4)  https://www.nobutts.org

The California Smokers’ Helpline website has 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

Chris Anderson
Program Director
California Smokers' Helpline
UC San Diego


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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