Beyond the Basics: Maximizing Chances for Smoking Cessation (Home Study)

Activity Preview

Smoking cessation medications show great results for long-term abstinence and reducing the risk of disease, disability, and death. But current labeling approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation medications is not sufficiently effective for a large number of quitters. Learn how to help your patients kick the habit through case studies featuring the most successful, innovative approaches. Plus, explore emerging evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of varenicline.

This home study is an archived webinar from the APhA2017 Annual Meeting held in San Francisco, CA

Learning Objectives

After participating in "Beyond the Basics: Maximizing Chances for Smoking Cessation (Home Study)", the pharmacist will be able to:

  1. Identify patients who would benefit from combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), high-dose NRT, and extended-duration approaches to smoking cessation.
  2. Based on the patient-specific factors, formulate a smoking cessation treatment regimen that includes drugs, doses, routes of administration, and duration of therapy.
  3. Summarize the role of varenicline in the treatment of tobacco use and dependence and its associated safety and efficacy.

After participating in "Beyond the Basics: Maximizing Chances for Smoking Cessation (Home Study)", the pharmacy technician will be able to:

  1. Identify patients who would benefit from combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), high-dose NRT, and extended-duration approaches to smoking cessation.
  2. Based on the patient-specific factors, formulate a smoking cessation treatment regimen that includes drugs, doses, routes of administration, and duration of therapy.
  3. Summarize the role of varenicline in the treatment of tobacco use and dependence and its associated safety and efficacy.

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Learning Level: Level 3

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This home study CPE activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.15 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-17-062-H04-P/T.

To obtain credit for "Beyond the Basics: Maximizing Chances for Smoking Cessation (Home Study)" complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial Release Date: March 26, 2017

Expiration date: March 26, 2020 - NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Development

"Beyond the Basics: Maximizing Chances for Smoking Cessation (Home Study)" is an archived webinar education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association.                                                                                   

Disclosures

Robin Corelli, PharmD declares no conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and no financial interests in any company, product, or service mentioned in this program, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

Karen Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh declares no conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and no financial interests in any company, product, or service mentioned in this program, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria.

APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.  Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Fee

The fee for this activity is $29 for APhA members and $49 for non-members.

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-062-H04-P 0.15 CEUs March 26, 2017 - March 26, 2020