THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP NICOTINE DEPENDENCE TREATMENT CONTINUING EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

The Healthcare Partnership at The University of Arizona offers accredited evidence-based continuing education/certification programs for the treatment of Nicotine Addiction

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Tailored Nicotine Dependence Treatment Certification programs to meet the needs of your Community

30,199

Certification earned and/or attendees in a Nicotine Dependence Treatment program

14,028

Certification earned by Health and Human Service providers representing National health care organizations: Nurses, Pharmacists, Medical Assistants, Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, etc.

17,033

Potential brief interventions per month delivered (Fiscal year 2008-09)

100,000

Approximate hits per month recorded on the Online Learning Center (Fiscal year 2008-09)

Programs offered through The University are based on the recommendations of the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, along with other evidence-based recommendations of authoritative groups in the field of the treatment of nicotine addiction. Courses are taught by University of Arizona faculty as well as by certified instructors located throughout the United States.

5 Nationally Accredited Programs

  1. BASIC TOBACCO INTERVENTION SKILLS CERTIFICATION
    With adaptations for:

    • Medical and Allied Health Professionals
    • Native Communities
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Spanish Language
  2. TREATMENT SPECIALIST FOR NICOTINE DEPENDENCE ONLINE CERTIFICATION (Prerequisite)
  3. TREATMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION FOR NICOTINE ADDICTION
  4. INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION(S)
  5. INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

Courses are Accredited for Continuing Education (CEU)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) by:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (ACPE)
  • Arizona Society for Respiratory Care (AzSRC), a character affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) for continuing nursing education activity. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division.
  • New Mexico Department of Health – Office of Community Health Workers, Community Health Worker (CHW) Continuing Education Units (CEU)

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