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Tallahassee Area Council of Advanced Practice Nurses

Free Online Tobacco Related Continuing Education Provided by the Florida AHEC Network

Posted over 5 years ago by Mary Anne Koeppel

Free Online Tobacco Related Continuing Education


"The Florida AHEC Network offers tobacco continuing education programs to Florida’s practicing health professionals through a variety of techniques and formats.

In keeping with the Public Health Service Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline – 2008 Update, the Network is effecting systems change by imparting to healthcare providers the skills necessary to treat tobacco dependence and ensure it is a top priority during patient consultations.

Continuing education topics include brief intervention training, motivational interviewing, new tobacco products, cessation techniques, pharmacotherapy, pediatric pulmonary issues related to secondhand smoke, and best practices for working with special populations, such as pregnant women and adolescents. The trainings are available to health professionals at low or no cost, and they are provided through in-person workshops, seminars, conferences, symposia, and summits, as well as through DVD, CD-ROM, and Internet.

Click on the CONTACT US tab at the top of the page,  ,to get information to contact your local AHEC Center for specific programs in your area."

Note: Details regarding the on-line courses available may be found here:

You must create a "user profile," choose an on-line course, and submit the listed "activation code" to receive the course at no charge. Please read the course information carefully to ensure that the CE provided is nursing credit (through the Florida Board of Nursing).