Tobacco Cessation Training for Healthcare Providers

Training exclusively for doctors, nurses, dentists, and other healthcare providers located in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland Counties in New York.

On-site staff training on implementing the evidence-based Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, 5 A’s Model; Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and Arrange for a follow-up. If you are interested in receiving more information about our training sessions please contact us.

On Site Training

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Utilizing the 5 A's Model

Participants will learn to use the 5 A's model to identify tobacco-using patients. The U.S. Pubic Health Service (PHS) Clinical Practice Guidelines will be the guide for determining the protocol after assessment. Participants will learn how to design and implement systems for ongoing assessment, monitoring and documentation of your facility's smoke free policies. Additionally, an overview of tobacco dependence, the reason why it's so difficult for some patients to quit, and effective treatment options will be covered. The latest pharmacotherapies, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements and services provided by the New York State Smokers Quitline will be discussed.

Outline: (All topics are a brief overview)

  1. Smoking in perspective
  2. Harmful effects of smoking
  3. Secondhand smoke
  4. Benefits of quitting
  5. Tobacco Dependence: Psychological & Physiological
  6. Brief screening & intervention of tobacco-use utilizing the 5 A's Clinical Guidelines
  7. NYS Smoker's Quitline
  8. Fax-to-Quit Program
  9. Medicaid Coverage of NRT's
  10. First line Pharmacotherapies