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Tobacco Use Disorder and Smoking Cessation

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
3.6 out of 4.0, Based on: 230 reviews

Course Summary

A tobacco use disorder is diagnosed according to criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and current research identifies tobacco patterns and severity of use that clinicians can reference when diagnosing and planning treatment. Medication and behavioral-based interventions such as direct provider to patient interaction, group therapy, specialized clinics, self-help interventions using educational resources and telephone resources or counseling are the mainstay of smoking cessation. Risk factors related to tobacco use, smoking cessation options and relapse prevention are discussed.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Smoking And Tobacco Use In The United States
  3. Nicotine
  4. Pathophysiology Of Acute Nicotine Addiction
  5. The Definition And Diagnosis Of Tobacco Use Disorder
  6. Tobacco Withdrawal
  7. Smoking Cessation: Basic Principles
  8. Risks Of Smoking Cessation
  9. Beginning The Process Of Smoking Cessation
  10. Aids To Smoking Cessation
  11. Pharmacotherapy And Smoking Cessation
    1. Bupropion
    2. Nicotine Replacement Therapy
    3. Varenicline
  12. Alternative Therapies For Smoking Cessation
    1. Acupuncture
    2. Hypnosis
    3. E-cigarettes
  13. Smoking Cessation: Failure And Success
  14. Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the diagnosis of Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Discuss the basic principles of smoking cessation
  • Identify the FDA approved medications for smoking cessation

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