Competencies covered in this module

  • Be able to demonstrate application of system-based practice/practice-based learning that follows the 2000 Public Health Service guidelines.
  • Be able to apply principles of quality improvement approaches in the practice setting.
  • Be able to use patient-centered counseling with at least 3 patients and include pharmacological therapy.
  • Be able to practice patient-centered counseling with at least 3 patients.
  • When given 3 different patient scenarios, be able to identify the patient’s stage of change and perform an appropriate patient-centered interview.
  • Be able to demonstrate patient-centered counseling skills taking into account barriers to quitting with at least 3 patients.
  • Summarise and be able to apply valid and reliable diagnostic criteria for tobacco dependence.
  • Be able to employ culturally competent and family-sensitive patient-centered tobacco treatment strategies with at least 3 patients.
  • Be able to provide at least 3 patients with appropriate referrals.
  • Be able to perform patient-centered counseling with at least 3 parents regarding the effect of smoking on their children.
  • Be able to perform the 5A’s for patient-centered tobacco cessation counseling with at least 3 parents.
  • Be able to provide parents who smoke with information about the most effective quitting strategies.
  • Be able to perform tobacco prevention patient-centered counseling with at least 3 children.
  • Be sensitive to issues of child and parent confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather basic medical history information and conduct a brief screening for psychiatric and substance abuse issues.
  • Identify information relevant to a client’s current and past medical, psychiatric, and smoking history,(including past treatments) that may impact pharmacotherapy decisions.
  • Be able to discuss vulnerability to tobacco use and quick onset of addiction with early tobacco use with at least 3 children and 3 adolescents.
  • Be able to discuss the use of resistance skills when smoking is offered or part of the patient’s environment (e.g., peer pressure, parents smoke) with at least 3 children and 3 adolescents.
  • Be able to perform tobacco prevention patient-centered counseling with at least 3 adolescents.
  • Be sensitive to issues of child and parent confidentiality.
  • Be able to discuss vulnerability to tobacco use and quick onset of addiction with early tobacco use with at least 3 children and 3 adolescents.
  • Be able to discuss the use of resistance skills when smoking is offered or part of the patient’s environment (e.g., peer pressure, parents smoke) with at least 3 children and 3 adolescents.
  • Be able to provide patient-centered counseling at least 3 times to women who stopped smoking and who have recently delivered their children.
  • Be able to provide patient-centered tobacco counseling to pregnant women at least 3 times.