This course provides a basic introduction to tobacco interventions. It is converted from part of a WHO training package entitled "Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care". This was published in 2013 to assist countries in taking their first steps towards providing comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment to all tobacco users by integrating brief interventions in primary care.
The WHO e-Learning course "Training for primary care providers: brief tobacco interventions" is converted from Part III of WHO training package "Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care", which was published in 2013 to assist countries in taking one of their first steps towards providing comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment to all tobacco users by integrating brief tobacco interventions (brief advice) into primary care. The WHO e-Learning course is accessible to anyone free of charge. WHO encourages primary care providers worldwide to attend this training to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence to assist tobacco users in quitting as part of routine practice in primary care.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Embrace the role of primary care providers in tobacco control;
- Understand the social, economic and health impacts of tobacco use on tobacco users and others;
- Be able to conduct different kinds of tobacco interventions; and
- Know how to use different tools to motivate and assist tobacco users to quit.
This training will particularly assist primary healthcare providers to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence to assist tobacco users in quitting as part of routine practice in primary care.
Module 1 - The role of primary care providers in tobacco control and tobacco dependence treatment
Module 2 - Basics of tobacco use and tobacco dependence
Module 3 - Overview of brief tobacco interventions
Module 4 - Asking, advising and assessing readiness to quit
Module 5 - Dealing with low motivation
Module 6 - Assisting and arranging for follow-up
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This course provides a basic introduction to tobacco interventions. It particularly assists healthcare providers to improve their skills and confidence in assisting tobacco users to quit.
Training for Primary Care Providers - Brief Tobacco Interventions
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