Pharmacists wishing to provide smoking cessation support to Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) patients under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s pharmacy-based smoking cessation program are required to complete a smoking cessation training program in order to be eligible to receive funding for their expertise and professional services in this area. For further information, please visit the Healthcare Professionals section of the Ministry’s website.
This program consists of four online modules with final exam and program evaluation:
Module 1: Pathophysiology, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments (0.5 hour)
Module 2: Quit Planning and Motivational Interviewing (0.75 hour)
Module 3: Implementing Smoking Cessation – Community, Hospital and Primary Care Settings (0.5 hour)
Module 4: Prescribing Pharmacotherapy (0.75 hour)
Declaration of Completion of Online Module
Final Multiple-choice Exam (0.5 hour)
Reflective Exercise (0.5 hour)
Continuing Education Units:
Number of CEUs: 3.50
Accreditation #: 8003-2018-2632-I-P
Accreditation Expiry Date: December 7, 2019
You must complete the program by December 6, 2019; access will be removed after this point.
Online, didactic learning module
Case study analysis and discussion
Interactive, multiple choice assessment activities
Multiple choice assessment
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Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Module 1: Pathophysiology, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments
Outline the Pathophysiology of Tobacco Addiction
Review Smoking Cessation Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments
Module 2: Quit Planning and Motivational Interviewing
Describe the 5A’s of Tobacco Addiction
Review Quit Planning strategies
Explore Motivational Interviewing techniques used in smoking cessation
Module 3: Implementing Smoking Cessation – Community, Hospital and Primary Care Setting
Set up and prepare to operate a smoking cessation program in a community setting
Realize opportunities for Family Health Team & hospital pharmacist smoking cessation programs
Outline the STOP Study Program
Review the Ottawa Model of Smoking Cessation Protocol
Module 4: Prescribing Pharmacotherapy
Review the Ontario Regulations surrounding pharmacist prescribing of smoking cessation medications
Outline the factors in choosing smoking cessation pharmacotherapy
To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements until December 6, 2019:
Complete the program’s online modules (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
Successfully complete the reflective exercise within a maximum of two attempts.
o Please note that it takes 5-7 business days to mark the reflective exercise.
Complete the program’s evaluation.
Pre-requisites and Target Audience
The information provided through this online program, as well as the OPA Smoking Cessation Toolkit, is intended to guide pharmacists through the standards and documentation involved in the ODB smoking cessation program. There are no pre-requisites for this program.
Subject Matter Experts:
Jane Ling, RPh (BScPhm)
Jonathan Hunchuck, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)
Kacie Lunn, RPh (BScPhm)
Last updated: December 6, 2018
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