By referring a patient, you can save a life!! Healthcare professionals are the single most influential determinant of tobacco cessation success, and can contribute significantly to a decrease in tobacco use. West Florida AHEC provides continuing education credits to healthcare professionals in-person.
West Florida AHEC strives to provide tobacco cessation continuing education for healthcare providers and students that are intuitive, applicable and free. We offer interactive evidence-based tobacco CE courses, reviewed by tobacco control experts and primary care physicians, on helping patients quit smoking and other tobacco use.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that all healthcare providers treat tobacco dependence in their practices. An intervention lasting as little as three minutes can have a significant impact on individual treatment outcomes.
Continuing education is offered by Tobacco Treatment Specialists to healthcare providers and community partners on a variety of tobacco-related topics.
Presentations are based on the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence and the CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs