1027-17: Treating Tobacco & Nicotine Dependence: How Your Assumptions About Treatment Can Undermine Your Delivery of Care

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1027-17: Treating Tobacco & Nicotine Dependence:  How Your Assumptions About Treatment Can Undermine Your Delivery of Care

Providing effective tobacco treatment is a critical competency for clinicians treating patients with mental health issues who use tobacco. Nearly half of cigarettes are purchased by someone with a mental illness, who subsequently die an average of 25 years early. This presentation provides participants with translatable knowledge for effective interventions.

  Carol Essenmacher PMHCNS-BC, DNP, CTTS

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  1 hour 54 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

Learning Outcomes:
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:  Tobacco, Nicotine, Addiction, Neurobiology, Pharmacological Interventions, Smoking Cessation

Continuing Nursing Education:
2.0 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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:15am - 12:15pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021 

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