Welcome to Fundamentals of Tobacco Interventions
The Fundamentals of Tobacco Interventions (FTI) is a condensed self-study course, adapted from the TEACH Certificate Program course, An Interprofessional Comprehensive Course on Treating Tobacco Use Disorder. The course is suitable for those enrolled with the STOP Program. The course is organized into three modules: The Tobacco Epidemic, Clinical Interventions, and Implementation.
Note: If you work for a Public Health Unit, an Aboriginal Health Access Centre, an Indigenous health organization, or are planning to participate in the STOP with Addictions Mailouts program, you do not have to complete Module 3 (Implementation). Module 3 is only required if you work for a Family Health Team, Community Health Centre, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, or Addiction Agency.
This course is self-paced, meaning participants can complete all the requirements on their own time. Below is the list of requirements:
If you work for a Public Health Unit, an Aboriginal Health Access Centre, an Indigenous health organization, or are planning to participate in the STOP with Addictions Mailouts program:
- Review Modules 1 and 2
If you work for a Family Health Team, Community Health Centre, Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic, or Addiction Agency:
- Review Modules 1, 2, and 3 and pass the final quiz
Note: The FTI course does not serve as a requirement for the TEACH Certificate Program.
Goal and Learning Objectives
The goal of this module is to increase knowledge of tobacco use disorder and cessation treatment. Each section of this module will contain content related to the learning objectives, interactive learning activities to apply the knowledge and skills, and opportunities for reflection. This module will take approximately 6 hours to complete.
Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Describe the impact of tobacco use on clients.
- Screen and assess each client for tobacco use.
- Describe how to use motivational interviewing with clients who are ambivalent about quitting.
- Explain and provide brief tobacco interventions.
- Identify pharmacological interventions available for tobacco cessation.
- Implement the STOP Program in your organization.