Training & CME


Online Training And CME

Title: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
CME/CE credit course for physicians, nurses and pharmacists; developed by the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.
Audience: Physicians, nurses and pharmacists
Continuing Education Credits: Physicians - up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 continuing medical education credits for physicians; Nurses - up to 1.2 ANCC continuing education contact hours for nurses; Pharmacists - up to 1.0 ACPE continuing education credits for pharmacists (0.1 CEUs)
Cost: Free
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Title: Tobacco Cessation Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers and Counselors
Funded by NHLBI, managed by Clinical Tools, Inc. Offers interactive, evidence-based courses on helping patients quit smoking and other tobacco use.
Audience: Physicians and other healthcare professionals, counselors, substance abuse workers, psychologists, and trainees in related fields.
Continuing Education Credits: Credit is available for ACCME, ACPE, NBCC, NYS OASAS, CAADAC, and NASW. A letter of completion is also available for those who do not qualify for these forms of credit or who do not wish credit.
Cost: This fee must be paid before you can receive credit for any of the courses in the program.
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Title: Basic Skills for Working with Smokers
Description: University of Massachusetts online training; This self-paced, online course is designed for health workers who want to be well-grounded in the theory and practice of working with clients who are tobacco dependent. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts needed by professionals who are working with tobacco users.
Audience: RNs, RTs, certified health education specialists, certified substance abuse counselors, social workers and nutritionists/dieticians.
Continuing Education Credits: CEU’s are available for RNs, CHES, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Dental Hygienists and Certified Substance Abuse Counselors (CADAC/CAC/LADC.)
Cost: $125
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Title: AAFP CME Webcasts
Conduct and Get Paid for Tobacco Cessation Group Visits -- View this webcast to learn how to enhance quality of care and productivity, improve patient satisfaction and decrease the overall cost of providing care through group visits. No CME credit is available at this time.
Beyond the Guidelines: Advances in Tobacco Cessation Treatment and Payment -- View this webcast to learn about evidence-based treatment, effective counseling strategies and reimbursement. No CME credit is available at this time.
Become a Tobacco Aware Practice: Using an Organizational and Team-based Approach -- View this webcast to learn how to structure your office to identify tobacco users, and streamline your efforts to help them quit. This webcast is for your entire practice team. No CME credit is available at this time.
Treating Tobacco Dependence -- View this webcast to learn about new pharmacotherapies, counseling strategies, quick interventions and reimbursement. Available for up to 2.0 Prescribed CME credits through June 29, 2011
Audience: Family Physicians
Cost : Free
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Title : Rx for Change
Description : Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation is a comprehensive, downloadable tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and licensed clinicians with knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting.
Cost: Free, downloadable program
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Residential Training Programs

Title: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota: Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification
Description: This program is an intensive, five-day course focusing on the skills needed to effectively treat tobacco dependence.
Audience: This training program is designed for health care professionals already providing tobacco dependence treatment and for those with a strong interest in entering the field.
Cost: $1000
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Title: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training.
Description:An intensive 4- day, evidence-based training program designed for persons who deliver moderate to intensive tobacco treatment services within a health care or community setting  The course is designed for health workers who want to master the necessary core competencies for providing evidenced-based treatment for nicotine dependency.
Audience:The course is designed for health workers who want to master the necessary core competencies for providing evidenced-based treatment for nicotine dependency.
Cost: $1,000
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