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Official Quit Tobacco web site is https://tricare.mil/ucanquit2
TFL Quantitative Indicators for Tobacco Systems (QITS) Webinar for AOs
The APHC conducted a training webinar to assist with inquiries regarding the QITS tool, and to support questions related to the MEDCOM TFL OPORD 15-48 (AKO, CAC required), implementation and data collection. TFL AOs should listen to the recording of the TFL webinar provided by APHC.
The link to the webinar recording is TBD SOON.
Your leadership as the TFL AO is critical for the successful implementation of MEDCOM OPORD 15-48 and to further contribute to the expansion of DoD and Army tobacco free environments.
If you are no longer assigned as the MEDCOM TFL AO and/or know the name and email address of the current TFL AO for your MEDCOM facility, please call (410) 417-2853.
More training information and resources to assist providers and educators in their tobacco cessation efforts.
Healthcare Provider Tobacco Cessation Training
Dartmouth Medical School Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond
This program is intended for health care providers who will be assisting their female patients in quitting smoking, in particular, patients who are pregnant or in their child-bearing years.
AHRQ Helping Smokers Quit/ A Guide for Clinicians
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline for clinicians to implement a system to ensure that tobacco-use status is obtained and recorded at every patient visit. Even brief tobacco dependence treatment is effective and should be offered to every patient who uses tobacco. ASK - ADVISE - ASSESS - ASSIST - ARRANGE For more information on prescribing, precautions, and side effects, go to the Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update, www.ahrq.gov/path/tobacco.htm.
Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training
Learn basic skills for working with smokers through a self-paced online program while earning Continuation Educational Credits (CEU’s) and/or attend a 4-day Core Certification Training Program in Worcester, Massachusetts. Both programs are offered through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For additional details about the programs please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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