Interactive, Online Learning Module: Treating Tobacco Use

The New York City Health Department has developed an interactive, online learning module entitled, Treating Tobacco Use to enhance provider knowledge on how to effectively assess, counsel and treat tobacco use. As the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., we as health care professionals are in a prime position to help our patients successfully quit tobacco, while simultaneously lowering their risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD and other diseases.

Download a detailed description of the course using the link below. Highlights of the module include: · The “5 A’s” model of treating tobacco use · Provider/Patient communication techniques · Treatment options and guidance, including combination therapy · New York State Medicaid Benefits · Billing information for smoking cessation counseling

By incorporating this module into your continued education, providers – including those in training – will have the tools and resources needed to counsel and prescribe for tobacco use thereby greatly improving patients’ chances of successfully quitting. For medical residents, this module meets five of six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies and can be placed into your learning management system. For attending providers, the module provides 1 CME credit.

Click here to access the online module.

Once patients receive treatment, they can also visit nyc.gov and search NYC QUITS to access tools and information on how to quit and stay quit.

Download the New York State Department of Health Treating Tobacco Use Online Learning Module for Health Care Providers