Good Medicine Better Health

Good Medicine Better Health: Quit smoking

This course consists of two 30-minute modules that aim to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners increase their confidence to educate and support clients and community members during their quit smoking journey. A 30-minute extension module focusing on quit smoking in pregnancy is also available.




  • Cost: free

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Accreditation

The National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners has endorsed Modules 1 and 2 with 2 CPD Hours.

Endorsement period: 10/06/22–10/06/23

It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

 

About

These education modules have been developed in consultation with the Good Medicine Better Health Advisory Group and the following organisations: Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP).

The quit smoking modules have been developed by the Good Medicine Better Health project team in collaboration with Quit.

This course consists of two 30-minute modules that aim to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners confidence to educate and support clients and community members during their quit smoking journey. Participants will gain an understanding about the effects of smoking, and the medicines and non-medicine treatments used to assist people who smoke to quit smoking. A further 30-minute extension module is available, which builds on the knowledge gained in the first two modules, focusing on quit smoking in pregnancy.

 

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of each module the learner should be able to:

Module 1 - Supporting the quit smoking journey (CPD accredited)

  • Explain the harms from smoking to your clients.
  • Discuss the benefits of quitting smoking with your clients.
  • Apply the fast, simple and effective brief advice to your clients.

Module 2 - Stop-smoking medicines (CPD accredited)

  • Discuss nicotine dependence and symptoms of withdrawal with your clients.
  • Describe the stop-smoking medicine options available.
  • List other options available to help those wishing to quit smoking.

Extension module – Quit smoking in pregnancy (self-directed CPD)

  • Explain the harms of smoking in pregnancy to your clients.
  • Discuss the benefits of quitting smoking when pregnant with your clients.
  • Describe the different stop-smoking medicines available for people who are pregnant.