Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and death in our society, yet statistics indicate that just one-third of eligible 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 EHR of the healthcare system.
Describe meaningful use guidelines for documenting tobacco use for patients and providing appropriate counseling or referral services.