2021-5: Maximizing Pharmacological Interventions for Treating Tobacco Use Disorders (TUD); Focus on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

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2021-5: Maximizing Pharmacological Interventions for Treating Tobacco Use Disorders (TUD); Focus on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

This presentation will discuss the use of pharmacotherapies, specifically Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), to assist a person with a diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder to quit tobacco use. The dosage of nicotine in different products will be discussed. 

 Carol Essenmacher, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NCTTP

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

Session Length:
  25 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Demonstrate application of evidence on effective use of pharmacotherapies for TUD, focusing on clinical practice strategies using NRT to effectively treat TUD for patients living with SUD.

  Substance Use Disorder, Tobacco Use Disorder, Psychopharmacology

Price:  Free

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
0.5 psychopharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, honor statement, 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 posttest and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed the evaluation and honor statement, your nursing continuing professional development certificate will be generated online and available for immediate printing. Credit cannot be earned unless all components of the program are completed. 

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

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no.1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


Release date:  December 8, 2021

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 31, 2024

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