Smoking Cessation Training Program NOW Available!
OPA has partnered with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to offer continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities to help community pharmacists implement a smoking cessation program in their pharmacies. This three-part series is designed to give pharmacists the expertise to help patients successfully quit smoking or using tobacco. The following on-demand CPE activities will be released as a package over the next three months:
- The Why and How of Smoking Cessation: Essential Pearls will cover the benefits that a patient can experience through smoking cessation, useful counseling methods pharmacists can employ to determine a patient’s readiness for smoking cessation, and how to prepare a quit plan for a patient who wishes to quit.
- Pharmacologic Options for Smoking Cessation will review the currently available smoking cessation aids and discuss their pros and cons. Using a patient case, participants will walk through the factors that can influence the best therapy choice for a patient.
- Implementing a Smoking Cessation Program in a Community Pharmacy will include the key components needed to begin a successful smoking cessation service, alongside examples of different community pharmacy models.
Discover how this service can be implemented in your pharmacy! Pharmacists can earn 0.1 CEU of credit for each of these CPE activities for a total of 0.3 CEUs of credit.
This program is hosted in cooperation with ODH and the OPA Center for Entrepreneurship.