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Activity description

83831 - Smoking cessation and referral pathways for QUIT smoking

South Western Sydney Primary Health Network Limited

Increase skills of GPs to support smoking cessation

Relevance to General Practice

Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that typically requires repeated cessation treatment and ongoing care. A minority of smokers achieve long-term abstinence on the first attempt to quit, while the majority cycle through multiple attempts with relapse and remission before achieving long-term or permanent abstinence. Multiple attempts over a period of years are not unusual – the average 40-year-old smoker will have made around 20 unsuccessful quit attempts, most without any external help.

Learning outcomes

  1. Outline the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal
  2. Acquire the skills in motivational interviewing for tobacco cessation
  3. Describe the correct usage of pharmacotherapies to achieve abstinence and/or to cut down safely

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health

Activity sponsor

SWSLHD

This activity is also available on these dates

28/06/2018
26/06/2018
07/03/2018
01/02/2017

Session summary

Date

Thursday 24 May 2018
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location

Bankstown Library

Delivery

Face to face

Hours

2

Attendees

By invitation only

Target Audience

GPs

For more information contact...

Allison Tran
T: 0246323200
E: allison.tran@swsphn.com.au