TOBACCO DEPENDENCE PHARMACOTHERAPY
- The course is designed for clinicians (medication prescribers) or practicing Tobacco Treatment Specialists who would like a deeper and more practical understanding of tobacco use medications. The course provided a review of the neurobiology of tobacco dependence and mechanistic understanding of medications and then uses case-based learning to explore individualized medication treatment. This course provides more advanced training in tobacco dependence pharmacotherapy than is provided in courses for Tobacco Treatment Specialists.
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Pharmacy Technicians
1. Students will better understand population changes that have occurred in the tobacco use population and how this impacts clinical strategies for treatment.
2. Students will understand neurological underpinnings of nicotinic withdrawal and response to smoking cues in nicotine dependence.
3. Students will understand the mechanisms of first and second line medications for tobacco dependence and the evidence of relative efficacy and safety of these medications.
4. Students will understand individualized medication strategies for tobacco dependence, including effective strategies for patients, with evidence-based guidance on treatment of patients with severe nicotine dependence, cue-based smoking, depression, anxiety, bipolar dx, schizophrenia, low motivation, cognitive impairment, renal failure, comorbid alcohol and drug abuse, hospital, outpatient, and perioperative settings and others.
5. Students will understand behavioral treatment of tobacco use in a clinical setting with time limitations common to physicians and other prescribers.
- James M Davis, MD
- Cheryl Viracola, PharmD
Kelly Young, PA-C
Rachael Joyner, DNP, FNP-BC
- ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
- ACPE - Pharmacist
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
- IACET CEU
- JA Credit - AH
- 8.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
- 8.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 8.00 ANCC
- 8.00 Attendance
- 8.00 JA Credit - AH