Essentials - Assessment and Management of Tobacco Use Disorders

Nicotine dependence is the single greatest cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. It is important for all physicians and other health care workers to be well trained to be able to effectively engage patients in the discussion of abstinence. It is important that once the patient is engaged in trying to quit the physician or health care worker have an understanding of the evidence based treatments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Have and understanding of the impact nicotine dependence has on health.
  2. Understand ways in which a health care worker can approach the patient increasing the chance of behavior change.
  3. Understand the more common forms of treatment. There will be a discussion of "vaping” included n this section.

R. Gregory Lande, DO, FAOAAM

R. Gregory Lande, DO is a past president of the AOAAM.

Dr. Lande retired from active duty military service and now practices psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military
Medical center in Bethesda, MD.
He is the author of over 100 articles, chapters, and books.

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Pre-test: Essentials: Assessment and Management of Tobacco Use Disorders
8 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/8 points to pass In order to be CME compliant, a pre-test is required. You will not be graded on this test.
Essentials: Assessment and Management of Tobacco Use Disorders
Open to view video.
Open to view video. The World Health Organization has identified nicotine dependence as the number one preventable illness leading to the highest morbidity and mortality rates in the world. This presentation will review the epidemiology, the comorbidity with behavioral health problem, and common screening and brief interventions in addressing the troubling problem with the patient. There will be a review of the FDA approved treatments.
Post Test: Essentials: Assessment and Management of Tobacco Use Disorders
8 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  6/8 points to pass
8 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  6/8 points to pass A post-test is required for CME. You will need a minimum of 70 percent to pass and receive your certificate. You are allowed up to 3 attempts to pass.
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Up to 1.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available AOA Category 1B Credit(s)