2015-17: Tobacco Use Among Persons With Psychiatric Illnesses: Successful Interventions to Address a Hidden Epidemic

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2015-17: Tobacco Use Among Persons With Psychiatric Illnesses:  Successful Interventions to Address a Hidden Epidemic

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are disproportionately affected by tobacco-related disease and mortality. This presentation will: 1) describe reasons for the hidden tobacco use epidemic, 2) provide evidence-based solutions to address the problem, and 3) provide case studies of addressing this problem within community mental health and acute care contexts.


Presenter:
  Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, PhD, MPH, RN

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:
  46 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Describe the extent of the tobacco use epidemic among individuals with mental illness.
  2. Explain evidence-based approaches for treating tobacco use disorders and identifying the unique treatment considerations for individuals with psychiatric disorders.
  3. Discuss successful methods to tailor existing evidence-based tobacco treatment accounting for unique treatment needs for individuals with psychiatric illnesses.

Keywords:  Tobacco Treatment, Evidence-based Practice, Nicotine Withdrawal


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 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
Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:15am - 11:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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