Implementing Smoking Cessation Services in the Pharmacy

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management, Professional pharmacy services, Addictions

OVERVIEW

This online professional development program provides an overview of concepts and best-practice approaches currently by healthcare professionals to manage smoking cessation. This program presents practical information to pharmacists interested in setting and running a smoking cessation clinic.

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.

Program Outline

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)

Program Evaluation

 

Number of Continuing Education Units
3.50

Accreditation #
8003-2018-2632-I-P

Accreditation Expiry Date 
December 7, 2019

Course Availability
You must complete the program by December 6, 2019; after which access will be removed.

Learning Format

  • Online, didactic learning module
  • Case study analysis and discussion
  • Interactive, multiple choice assessment activities

Learner Assessment

  • Multiple choice assessment
  • Reflective exercise

How to Register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on PRICING AND REGISTRATION. A drop-down menu will provide pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on Add to Cart to start the registration process.

*Not a member? OPA members receive significant discounts on professional development. Find out about becoming a member here.

If you’re a pharmacist, you may be eligible for funding from the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF). Click here for more information, and to apply.

Learning objectives

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 the motivational interviewing (MI) 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 and 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.

Program Completion

To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements before December 6, 2019: 

  1. Complete the program’s online modules. Instructions will be emailed after registration.
  2. Complete the multiple-choice exam, achieving a score of 70 per cent or higher within a maximum two attempts.
  3. Complete the reflexive exercise within a maximum two attempts.
  4. Complete a program evaluation.Learners’ Code of Conduct: By registering for an OPA education program, you agree to follow OPA’s Learners’ Code of Conduct. For further details, 

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: 

  • Jane Ling, RPh (BScPhm)
  • Jonathan Hunchuck, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)
  • Kacie Lunn, RPh (BScPhm)

Last updated: December 6, 2018

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to education@opatoday.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

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Learners’ code of conduct: By registering for an OPA education program, you agree to follow OPA’s Learners’ Code of Conduct. For further details, click here

Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
Smoking Cessation 2018   $100.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Smoking Cessation 2018   $300.00 Add to Cart 
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