Practical Points to Help Patients Achieve Smoking Abstinence


This module discusses the 5-R’s and 5-A’s many healthcare providers use to guide patients along the continuum of smoking cessation.

Practical Points to Help Patients Achieve Smoking Abstinence

Practical Points to Help Patients Achieve Smoking Abstinence: Seven seconds can last a lifetime…In this course you will learn the importance of persistent, but non-judgmental reminders to patients that “The best thing you can do for your health is to stop smoking.” This reminder only takes 7-seconds out of a patient encounter to say and it can gently push your patients along the motivational stages of smoking behavioral change and toward smoke-free living if reminded at every visit. This module also arms you with the 5-R’s and 5-A’s many healthcare providers use to guide patients along the continuum of smoking cessation toward complete and permanent smoking abstinence. You will also be given information of outside programs and references patients can use to help achieve total smoking abstinence.

Objective:

  • Summarize opportunities to implement the five “A’s” and five “R’s” to help patients achieve smoking abstinence

CME Credits:  1.15 hrs