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Nicotine Dependence Webinar Series - March 19

Friday, March 19, 2021 - 9:00am
Bismarck, Carrington, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Garrison, Turtle Lake and Williston
Event Category:
March 19, 2021
  • FREE to attend, registration is required.
  • REGISTER to view live
  • CEUs: RN, RT, pharmacist, dentist, social work, TTS, and MD.

Lorene Mein, ARNP
MercyOne East Village Family Medicine & Urgent Care Clinic, Des Moines, Iowa

Tobacco as a Chronic Disease -9am (1 hr)

  • Identify the physical, psychological, and social aspects of tobacco use
  • Summarize the trend of tobacco use in the United States
  • List the effects tobacco use has on other chronic diseases

Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Use and Dependence - 10am (1 hr)

  • Describe the neurobiology of tobacco dependence
  • Name the 7 FDA-approved medications for cessation and recite appropriate doses based on tobacco use
  • Outline the evidence for expanded NRT dose ranges and combinations

Tobacco Use and COVID-19 - 1pm (0.5 hr)

  • Explain the risks of COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations for tobacco users
  • Recognize the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has among tobacco users
  • Compare and contrast COVID-19 and EVALI signs/symptoms in tobacco users

ENDS Use/Treatment - 1:30pm (1.5 hr)

  • Discuss the prevalence of ENDS use in different age groups, genders, and ethnicities
  • State the differences in nicotine salts versus free base (unprotonated) nicotine
  • Identify treatment components for ENDS use