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UC Quits Series module #6 - How Nurses at UC Can Address Tobacco Dependence
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.


How Nurses at UC Can Address Tobacco Dependence
Module #6

Free activity

CME activity released: January 6, 2016
Expires: January 6, 2019

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Needs Assessment

GAP
Nurses play an important role in supporting their patients physical and educational needs, especially at the bedside. Current and passive smokers need to be identified and assisted with educational resources and medications.

BRIEF SUMMARY
As the largest group of healthcare professionals, nurses can make a profound difference in reducing death and disability by addressing the physiological and the behavioral aspects of tobacco dependence. Nurses have an important role in identifying current and passive smokers, assisting them with medications to relieve nicotine withdrawal, and educating them about referral resources such as free telephone counseling offered by the California Smokers’ Helpline at UC San Diego.

OBJECTIVE
After viewing the course video, participants (nurses) should be able to:
1) Identify how UC nurses can ask and document smoking status
2) Discuss the role of nurses in relieving nicotine withdrawal with medications
3) Describe the UC eReferral for free telephone counseling services offered by the California Smokers' Helpline at UCSD

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 Resourses

1)  http://www.ucquits.com

Find key provider resources about tobacco cessation, patient resources, and provider training. 

2)  http://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.

3)  http://www.nobutts.org/how-to-talk-to-your-patients

See short training videos of how to talk to your patients. 

4)  www.tobaccofreenurses.org

Tobacco Free Nurses seeks to build capacity among nurses to equip them to assist patients with tobacco dependence and to become more involved in tobacco control efforts.).

5)  http://www.smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at UCSF aims to increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit.). 

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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 0.50 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
Linda Sarna, PhD, RN
Professor and Lulu Wolf-Hassenplug Endowed Chair in Nursing
Interim Dean, School of Nursing
UCLA


Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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