How You Can Help Your Patients to Stop Smoking NBCC, NASW approved.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

  1. Address the importance of the medical professional getting involved in    helping patients stop smoking.

  2. List 5 steps to creating a smoking cessation program.

  3. Develop office procedures to help patients stop smoking.

  4. List 6 steps to creating a smoke-free office.

  5. Describe 3 responsibilities of the smoking cessation coordinator.

  6. Write a notice introducing a smoke-free policy in the medical facility.

  7. List 3 steps in identifying all smoking patients.

  8. Prepare a Smoking Assessment Form for assessing smoking patients.

  9. List 4 steps in developing patient smoking cessation plans.

  10. List reasons to stop smoking for various population groups, such as  teenagers, pregnant women, parents, new smokers, long-term smokers, patients with family history of heart disease or cancer and for symptomatic and asymptornatic adults.

  11. Advise the patient in the proper use of nicotine gum, listing four pointers.

  12. List 3 patient groups for whom nicotine gum is contraindicated.  

  13. List 4 steps of follow-up support plan.

  14. List 3 special concerns of people who stop smoking.

  15. Write a follow-up letter for a patient who has decided to stop smoking.

  16. Answer 14 common questions and concerns of patients who have decided to stop smoking.

  17. Provide smoking cessation tips for patients who have decided to stop smoking.

  18. List 12 withdrawal symptoms after quitting and suggest things the individual should do.

  19. Describe clinical interventions to prevent tobacco use by children and adolescents.

  20. Provide five recommendations to prevent tobacco use by children in various age groups.

  21. List 5 risk factors for adolescent smoking.

  22. Discuss school programs to prevent smoking.

  23. List 6 reasons why people smoke and provide tips to help them quit.

Table of Contents




Learning Objective

Why Do You Smoke?     

Synopsis for Physicians  How To Help Your Patients Stop Smoking

Synopsis for Office Staff How To Develop Office Procedures To Help Patients Stop Smoking

Step 1: Select An Office Smoking Cessation Coordinator

Step 2: Create A Smoke Free Office

Step 3: Identify All Smoking Patients

Patient Smoking Assessment Form

Step 4: Develop Patient Smoking Cessation Plans

Step 5: Provide Follow-up Support

Common Questions and Concerns

Smoking Cessation Tips

Self-Help Smoking Cessation Materials

Materials For Physicians and Office Staff

Publications Without Tobacco Advertising

Selected References For Physician‑Based Smoking Cessation Programs

Clinical Interventions To Prevent Tobacco Use by Children and Adolescents

Nurses: Help Your Patients Stop Smoking

Patent Guide: Clearing the Air

Its Quitting Time

Clearing the Air

Post Test

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