1015-17: Treating Nicotine and Tobacco Dependence: Assumptions That Could be Harmful to Your Patients

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1015-17: Treating Nicotine and Tobacco Dependence: Assumptions That Could be Harmful to Your Patients

This session will provide information about tobacco dependence and treatment, with a focus on using NRT effectively, for clinicians to translate into effective interventions.

Presenter: Carol Essenmacher, PMHCNS-BC, DNP, CTTS

Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
1 hour 16 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN 


Session Objectives:

Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Translate knowledge of pharmacological implications of the chemical nicotine and its content in tobacco products into effective     interventions.
  2. Summarize key points about nicotine dependence and treatment implications.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to provide patients and colleagues with clarifying information on the use of other tobacco and nicotine delivery products.

Keywords: Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Addiction, Pharmacology


Continuing Nursing Education

1.25 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented

APNA 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Sunday, June 11, 2017
2:00pm – 3:30pm

The contact hours for this session expire: June 30, 2019

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