86168 - OM: Smoking Cessation
- : Online
This module features practical tips to help your patients stop smoking, with particular attention given to patients suffering mental illness. View a series of informative discussions between GP Dr Deirdre O’Dea and smoking cessation experts, Professor Hayden McRobbie and Professor Nick Zwar.
Key focus areas: Smoking cessation, mental illness
Relevance to General Practice
People with a mental illness are more than twice as likely to smoke than the general population (32% vs 16%). They also have poorer health and a significantly reduced life expectancy, mostly due to smoking-related illness.
This module highlights ways to overcome barriers to quitting, outlines the results from the ground breaking EAGLES study on pharmacotherapy safety and efficacy, and advice for follow up.
- Discuss the association between smoking and mental illness.
- Recognise the common barriers to quitting, and how to address these.
- Outline the range of support services and pharmacotherapies available to assist patient to quit smoking.
- Cite the latest research on the neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of varenicline, bupropion and the nicotine patch.
- Ensure patient safety with appropriate follow-up and monitoring during smoking cessation.