Integrating Medications into Smoking Cessation Treatment: The Basics

Duration:

90 Minutes

Webinar Speakers

Robin L. Corelli, PharmD

Robin L. Corelli, Pharm.D. is a pharmacist and Professor in the School of Pharmacy at UCSF. For the past 15 years, Dr. Corelli’s primary research and practice related focus has been in the area of smoking cessation. During this time, she has been actively involved as a smoking cessation provider in the UCSF Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center and she has trained more than 4,000 health care providers (students and licensed clinicians in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and respiratory therapy) to provide cessation assistance to their patients who smoke.

Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, CTTS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy

Karen S. Hudmon, DrPH, MS, RPh, CTTS, is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy. She’s a licensed pharmacist and a cancer prevention researcher with 30 years of tobacco research experience and has personally provided tobacco cessation training to more than 30,000 health professionals.

Karen was one of the original authors of the Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation training program, which is used globally to train students and licensed clinicians to apply evidence-based approaches for helping patients quit. Currently, Karen’s research is funded by the NIH and the Indiana State Department of Health. She testified in favor of legislation to advance Indiana pharmacists’ role in prescribing cessation medications, was instrumental in drafting the statewide protocol, and is leading statewide training efforts.

Webinar Objectives
  • List the seven medications with FDA-labeled indications for smoking cessation.

  • Identify patient selection characteristics for smoking cessation medications.

  • Learn to counsel a patient who smokes, on the use of the first-line medications, including: dosing, instructions for use, potential adverse effects, contraindications, and precautions.

  • Discuss situations for which combinations of medications would be appropriate therapy for smoking cessation.