The Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project (WiNTiP) is pleased to provide on-line training that addresses tobacco policy and treatment in the behavioral health setting. You can earn up to 6 FREE Continuing Education Credits by completing both courses!
People affected by mental illness and/or a substance use disorder smoke at far higher rates than the general public. Despite this, they are less likely to make quit attempts using evidence-based treatment. There is a compelling need to integrate tobacco policy and tobacco dependence treatment into the behavioral healthcare system. These two courses address this need. Through these courses, you will learn how to successfully address tobacco in your clinical setting.
To see why this training is so important, watch this 40 second video:
Practitioners who provide health care to people with mental illness/substance abuse disorders, obligated to address the nicotine addiction of their patients as part of their scope of practice, including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and mental health and substance abuse providers. Program Directors and Quality Improvement staff will also benefit from this activity, as they are obligated to adopt policies regarding the use of tobacco.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will:
- Be able to articulate what constitutes evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment
- Have developed a plan to integrate evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment and policy that is tailored to their setting
- Within one year of completion, have a tobacco policy in place in their treatment setting and more evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment will be provided to patients.
To learn more and to register for these course, click here!