American Lung Association's Ask, Advise, Refer-Quit, Don't Switch

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

Thursday, January 9, 2020 

  • Pacific: 9:00am - 10:00am
  • Mountain: 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Central: 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Eastern: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $20

Course Description:

Increasingly, tobacco users utilize e-cigarettes as a method to quit tobacco use. Increased rate of tobacco users receiving a brief intervention, reduces the rate of tobacco users utilizing e-cigarettes as a method to quit, and reduces the rate of tobacco and e-cigarette usage. Cessation treatment, including Quitline-delivered cessation treatment, is often not integrated into healthcare systems. Health provider use of referral mechanisms, like Ask, Advise, Refer to Quit, Don’t Switch, is a key strategy for improving the impact of cessation treatment. The United States Public Health Service has published clinical guidelines recommending all health care providers offer smoking-cessation intervention. Adoption of the United States Public Health Service clinical guidelines for best practices for cessation treatment into practice has been slow due to lack of time and provider training.


Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the brief intervention process, along with strategies for countering false e-cigarette marketing claims in guiding patients towards quitting tobacco products not switching to e-cigarette devices.
  2. Participants will be able to establish an evidence-based proven-effective comprehensive tobacco treatment plan with their patient that includes a combination of both counseling plus FDA-approved cessation medication to aid in their quit attempt.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAOHN uses ANCC criteria, which states contact hours are determined by 60 minutes equals (1) contact hour.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).

Presenter Information: 

Jennifer Hobbs Folkenroth, BA, CTTS: is the National Senior Director for Tobacco with the American Lung Association. Jennifer started her career as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and received her certification from the Mayo Clinic in December 2006. Over the past 15 years, she has assisted over 1,000 tobacco users in successfully breaking free from their lifelong addiction through delivery of American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking gold standard cessation program. In her current role Jen serves as the lead on all national tobacco control partnerships addressing education, awareness, community mobilization and behavior modification program development, implementation and management. 

The presenter has identified no conflicts of interest with this webinar.

AAOHN Educational Partner:

University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering


Handouts will be available closer to the webinar date.

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