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IMPORTANT:  As of February 13, 2023 at 9am the courses below have been moved to a new system.  The links below will take you to the registration pages.

The FAQs Guide provides directions to navigate through Brightspace, Purdue's learning management system, which now houses our CE courses.

Rx for Change: Clinician-Assisted Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, and clinicians can have an important impact on their patients’ ability to quit. The 
Rx for Change program draws heavily from the U.S. Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline for Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, advocating
for the delivery of tailored behavioral counseling interventions in combination with pharmacotherapy. 

  • 5 A's: Behavioral Counseling and Pharmacotherapy(2.5 hours):This program teaches clinicians how to implement comprehensive (5 A's) and brief
    (Ask-Advise-Refer) tobacco cessation interventions, incorporating behavioral counseling strategies in combination with one or more FDA-approved medications for cessation. CE provided for medicine, pharmacy, and nursing.
  • Pharmacists' Prescribing for Tobacco Cessation Medications(2.0 hours): This program equips pharmacists with the necessary knowledge and skills to prescribe tobacco cessation medications, providing an overview of the medications and a series of case-based discussions. CE provided for pharmacy.
  • Ask-Advise-Refer: Pharmacy Technicians (0.5 hours): This brief program provides an overview of the medications for quitting and equips pharmacy technicians with the ability to ask patients about tobacco use, advise them to quit, and refer to patients who are ready to quit to the pharmacist and/or to the tobacco quitline. CE provided for pharmacy technicians.
  • Rx for Change: Promoting the USPHS Mission Through Tobacco Cessation(1.0 hours):This program engages all U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers and the general public in the fight against tobacco, providing strategies to apply brief ​(Ask-Advise-Refer) tobacco cessation interventions with individuals who smoke. This program is not intended for clinicians, and CE credit is not provided.

*The USPHS-Rx for Change: Tobacco Cessation Training Program involves a skills assessment after completion of the Tobacco Cessation - Behavioral Counseling & Pharmacotherapy course and/or Rx for Change: Promoting the USPHS Mission Through Tobacco Cessation course. Details for this component of the training program is available at: https://dcp.psc.gov/OSG/pharmacy/sharedresources_tctp.aspx.

An additional 5 hours of our Rx for Change modules can be accessed at: https://corereadiness.com/learn/RxForChange.
These modules, which were filmed in a talk-show format, were designed for health professional students but are open access. Their use is not limited to students.

All Rx for Change programs and continuing education credits are openly shared and provided at no cost to end-users.

For more resources, please visit https://rxforchange.ucsf.edu.​