Virtual CME Courses in Tobacco Treatment
Skills-based and clinically relevant CME courses for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other medical professionals in a unique blended format of self-paced online video modules and live, interactive virtual sessions.
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The science of treating tobacco dependence has progressed dramatically over the last decade. There are now highly effective treatments that most medical professionals do not yet use.
This series of 1-day CME programs offers advanced training for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and behavioral health providers who work with tobacco use treatment through a combination of online, self-paced video modules and interactive, virtual sessions with our course faculty.
Our nationally recognized teaching faculty draws from the collective expertise of the Duke Smoking Cessation Program, the University of North Carolina Tobacco Treatment Program, and the NC Division of Public Health to provide instruction in these new approaches.
Breathe Easy NC: Becoming Tobacco Free
March 3, 2022
9.0 CME hours
$150 Special Tuition for NC Healthcare Professionals
$300 Regular Tuition
This training will assist behavioral health leaders and practitioners to make behavioral health facilities 100% tobacco free and with improving their skills to provide evidence-based tobacco use treatment concurrently with mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Providers will receive the information and skills they need to prepare for the NC Medicaid tobacco-free policy requirement that goes into effect December 1, 2022.
Participants will learn about FDA approved tobacco treatment medication with behavioral interventions and how to deploy them in behavioral health settings. Participants will engage with professional ethics and learn how they fit with tobacco use treatment, as well as trauma-informed tobacco use treatment and policies. Then, through experiential training methods, participants will develop policy planning and implementation skills as well as quality improvement skills to integrate tobacco treatment into the behavioral health system
Please visit the Breathe Easy NC: Becoming Tobacco Free training website to learn more about or register for this special training event.
ONE-DAY INTENSIVE CME TRAININGS
Intensive Behavioral Health Approaches to Tobacco Treatment
May 10, 2022
9.5 CME hours
Health care professionals have received little training in current advanced techniques for intensive behavioral approaches to improved tobacco use treatment. This training will assist clinicians with acquiring improved skills in behavioral interventions for tobacco use treatment. Through experiential training methods, participants will be able to demonstrate how to use a variety of behavioral interventions, from motivational interviewing to cognitive behavior therapy to mindfulness practice. The training will also practice how understanding cultural differences can improve behavioral counseling outcomes.
Foundational Behavioral Interventions
Myths and misconceptions about counseling
Motivational interviewing for increasing cessation outcomes
Cognitive behavioral therapy in tobacco treatment
Mindfulness approaches to tobacco treatment
Implementing skills training in cessation treatment
Implementing social support strategies into cessation treatment
Practical approaches and cases
Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH, Professor, UNC Family Medicine
Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, Assistant Professor, UNC Family Medicine
Kim Schoenbill, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UNC Family Medicine
Susan Trout, LCSW, MSPH, NCTTP, UNC Family Medicine
Eiman Newcomer, MCSW, LCAS, NCTTP, UNC Family Medicine
Ellen Ruebush LCSW, LCAS, NCTTP, UNC Family Medicine
Prerequisites: This is an advanced course designed for behavioral health providers who already have experience providing tobacco use treatment. The course would also be ideal for those who wish to increase their knowledge about advanced behavioral health approaches for tobacco use treatment. It is not recommended for individuals who have no prior experience with behavioral health approaches treatment of tobacco use; those individuals would benefit from our full tobacco treatment specialist training program.
Tobacco Dependence Pharmacotherapy
May 24, 2022
7.5 CME hours
Medication strategies for tobacco use continue to evolve, with the use of pre-quit treatment, extended treatment, low-dose varenicline, high-dose nicotine, and combination treatment. Most medical providers are unaware of how or when to use these effective approaches.
This training is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and tobacco treatment specialists who work with smoking cessation medications and would benefit from an understanding of the current research guiding smoking cessation pharmacotherapy. The course will provide an overview of the neurobiology that gives rise to nicotine dependence and how various medications impact that neurobiology. We will provide guidance on treatment that is relevant to most clinicians including:
approaches to varenicline use that maximize efficacy and minimize side effects;
use of combination medication treatment
evidence for the use of pre-quit smoking cessation medications
use of extended post-quit medications
and the use of adaptive treatment
We explore specific cases, such as use of tobacco treatment medications in hospitalized patients, surgical patients, acute cardiac care, renal failure, cancer treatment, e-cigarette use, oral tobacco use, and adolescent treatment, as well as treatment of light-intermittent smokers and high-dependence smokers. The course is designed to provide practical guidance for clinicians and lead to real change in clinical practice.
Course Faculty: Dr. James Davis, Director, Duke Smoking Cessation Program
Prerequisites: This is an advanced course designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who work with smoking cessation medications. The course would also be ideal for individuals who have already received training as a tobacco treatment specialist and wish to deepen their knowledge about pharmacotherapy for tobacco use treatment.