Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals

What is "Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals"?
"Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals" is an online course developed collaboratively by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and globally acclaimed tobacco control advocates in healthcare careers. This course was designed for busy healthcare providers as a time-saving alternative for those who otherwise would not be able to complete our longer tobacco control training, available at Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts. The course is free and open to anyone who is already working in a healthcare profession and is interested in learning more about tobacco control. *To take this course in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Vietnamese, please change the language in the top left corner.

Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of completion from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, those who are eligible may apply to receive a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. There is a $45 fee for individuals applying for CME credits. Johns Hopkins Medicine CME course page

How is "Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals" organized?
The course is divided into five lectures:

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Each lecture contains:

  • a series of slide lectures with accompanying audio
  • a downloadable PowerPoint file

Course Quiz:

  • self-assessment exercises measuring basic understanding of content

How do I receive a Certificate of Completion?certificate
After completion of the entire course, you will have the option to download and print a Certificate of Completion.

CME Statement (Full CME Wording)

Description

Tobacco products are projected to claim more than one billion lives by the end of this century. With over 1.3 billion tobacco users in the world today, tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death. The Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed an online course specifically for healthcare professionals. 

Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals is a comprehensive internet-based course to help train and empower healthcare professionals to be a pillar in the fight against tobacco use. There are no prerequisites to participate and it is estimated to take the learner two and a half hours to complete. This enduring material is: 
    -Offered free of charge to any healthcare professional who wishes to participate 
    -Offered in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese 
    -Easily accessible through www.globaltobaccocontrol.org 

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare professional. There are no prerequisites to participate.

Objectives

After participating in the activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to: 
"    Identify prevalent forms of tobacco consumption and the health consequences of tobacco use.
"    Identify countries and regions where specific tobacco products are most common.
"    Delineate actions that healthcare professionals can take to promote tobacco control within their community.
"    Adopt effective strategies to help their patients quit tobacco use.
"    Identify key population strategies embodied in the WHO FCTC and MPOWER policy package.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Other Credits

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 2.50 contact hours for non-physicians.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.

Notice About Off-label Use Presentations

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Providers (EM) may include presentations on drugs or devices, or use of drugs or devices, that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or have been approved by the FDA for specific uses only. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA clearance status of each drug or device he or she wishes to use in clinical practice.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to the free exchange of medical education. Inclusion of any presentation in this program, including presentations on off-label uses, does not imply an endorsement by Johns Hopkins of the uses, products, or techniques presented. 

Johns Hopkins Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Internet CME Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers.  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public.  OCME at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program.  Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME program.  CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.  

Copyright

All rights reserved - The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. No part of this program may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activites

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.  Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity.  Instructors are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation.  The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

INSTRUCTORS NAME AND LECTURE TITLE    
Peter Selby, MD    
Helping People Quit Tobacco

RELATIONSHIPS
Grants/Research Funding:  CAMH, Health Canada, Smoke Free Ontario, MHP, CTCRI, CIHR,- Alberta Health Services, Vancouver Coastal Authority, Pfizer Canada, OLA, ECHO, NIDA, CCS, CCO Consultant/Honoraria:- Schering Canada, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Care Canada,  Pfizer Inc. Canada, Pfizer Global, Sanofi-Synthelabo Canada, GSK Canada, Genpharm Canada, Prempharm Canada, NABI Pharmaceuticals,V-CC Systems Inc., eHealth Behaviour Change Software Co. Research funding: Schering Canada (Buprenorphine training 2000)

No other instructor has indicated that he/she has any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity whose products or services are relevant to the content of their presentation(s).

PLANNERS NAME    RELATIONSHIPS
No planner has indicated that he/she has any financial interests or relationships with a commercial entity.

Note:  Grants to investigators at the Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s). 

OFF-LABEL PRODUCT DISCUSSION
No instructor has indicated that he/she will reference unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or products.

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own.  This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only.  Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach.  Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Technical requirements
This site requires a current web browser with JavaScript enabled, a current version of Flash player, and Adobe Reader to access the course materials.

Globaltobaccocontrol.org is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as a part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.