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149007 - Brief advice training for general practitioners

  • : Online


This online training is designed to support smoking cessation activity in general practice. Evidence will be provided to GPs and nurse practitioners about the importance of advising and supporting people who smoke to quit. GPs and nurse practitioners will be introduced to a 3 step brief advice model and a menu of options for providing smoking cessation support to patients. 

Relevance to General Practice

15% of males and 12% of females are daily smokers. This number increases to 42% among the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and is as high as 50% among some ethnically diverse communities. People with the lowest socioeconomic status have been found to be three times more likely to smoke than people with the highest SES and daily smokers are twice as likely to have been diagnosed or treated for a mental health condition as those who had never smoked. Quitting smoking is associated with improvements in health, including mental health. We know that GPs play a key role in providing brief interventions for smoking cessation, as recommended by the RACGP., Evidence suggests brief advice, including referral for behavioural intervention and prescribing smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, helps smokers to quit. One in every 33 conversations will lead to a patient successfully quitting.

Learning outcomes
  • GPs will be able to identify and manage potential drug interactions associated with smoking cessation thereby increasing patient safety
  • GPs will be able to utilise appropriate pharmacotherapies to assist smoking cessation
  • GPs will be able to describe the impact of providing brief advice for smoking cessation on smoking status compared to only asking about smoking status
  • GPs will be able to deliver brief advice for smoking cessation, as per Quit's three step model
  • GPs will be able to identify options for behavioural support for smoking cessation, including Quitline
  • Delivery
    149007 - Brief advice training for general practitioners
    2 hours
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