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 must complete a smoking cessation training program to be eligible for funding. For further information, please visit the Healthcare Professionals section of the Ministry’s website.
This program consists of four online modules, a final exam and a program evaluation:
Module 1: Pathophysiology, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments (0.5 hr)
Module 2: Quit Planning and Motivational Interviewing (0.75 hr)
Module 3: Implementing Smoking Cessation – Community, Hospital and Primary Care Settings (0.5 hr)
Module 4: Prescribing Pharmacotherapy (0.75 hour)
Declaration Online Module Completion
Final Multiple-Choice Exam (0.5 hr)
Reflective Exercise (0.5 hour)
Number of Continuing Education Units
Accreditation Expiry Date
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Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to
Module 1: Pathophysiology, Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatments
Module 2: Quit Planning and Motivational Interviewing
Module 3: Implementing Smoking Cessation – Community, Hospital and Primary Care Setting
Module 4: Prescribing Pharmacotherapy
To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before December 6, 2019:
Prerequisites and Target Audience
This program has no prerequisites. The information provided through this online program, and the OPA Smoking Cessation Toolkit is intended to guide pharmacists through the standards and documentation involved in the ODB smoking cessation program.
Subject Matter Experts:
Last updated: December 4, 2019
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