Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and death in our society, yet statistics indicate that just one-third of eligibile office visits address it. This course discusses different tobacco delivery systems, cessation counseling techniques for physicians, and meaningful use applications for reimbursement.
Released: Aug. 31, 2012
Expires: Aug. 31, 2015
Physicians, physician assistants, and medical students
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss health impact of nicotine dependence and cessation resources with all patients who use tobacco products.
- Identify benefits of using a research-based standardized protocol to help refer patients to tobacco cessation assistance within the Electronic Health Record
- of the healthcare system.
- Describe meaningful use guidelines for documenting tobacco use for patients and providing appropriate counseling or referral services.