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LIVE WEBCAST September 3, 2020
Respiratory therapists (RTs) have the privilege of serving populations of all ages that are directly and indirectly impacted by nicotine addiction. Due to our position, RTs can be and should be armed with the information to assist people interested in nicotine cessation regardless of the reason they are receiving care. It is a myth that every individual with acute/chronic behavioral health conditions are uninterested in nicotine cessation. It is also untrue that the addition of attempting to quit nicotine can exacerbate a behavioral health, mental health, or any medical condition. It is imperative that RTs take every chance to offer people the opportunity to have information about cessation and function as a health care advocate that can provide the information they need to be successful in quitting.
Broadcast date: Thursday September 3, 2020
This course is sponsored by an unrestricted education grant from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center.
Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.
Identify strategies to support:
--Cessation pauses with folks with mental health
--Cessation pauses impacted by life disruptions due to race
--Cessation pauses due to disabilities
--Cessation pauses with youth
Discuss smoking and vaping increasing due to boredom
Gabrielle Davis, MPH, MA, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, CTTS, CHES
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