This course provides an advanced overview of the history, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of nicotine dependence. Learners will achieve the following objectives: describe the history of tobacco, identify the epidemiology of tobacco use, recognize how nicotine creates dependence, characterize the patient populations with higher nicotine dependence, and explain the diagnosis, treatment options, and typical outcomes following treatment for nicotine dependence. Course is approved for 1.0 CEUs/contact hours for Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) in California. Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.
Per California Department of Public Health regulations, a time/pause mechanism must be incorporated in this online program. Navigation within this course is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.