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Release of "Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic"

Wednesday, April 25, 2012  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov

The Interactive Media Laboratory, Dartmouth Medical School in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to announce the release of an updated interactive web-based program, "Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic.” This online training is designed for health care professionals to enhance their skills in assisting pregnant women to quit smoking.

The curriculum teaches a best practice approach for smoking cessation, the 5A’s, and is based on current clinical recommendations from the U.S. Public Health Service and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Participants practice cessation counseling through interactive patient simulations and case discussions and learn to apply motivational interviewing techniques. The target audiences of the program are physicians, physician assistants, nurse-midwives, registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, nurse practitioners, certified health educators, other health educators, pharmacists, health professional students, and other health professionals that may interact with women of reproductive age.

The cost is $25.00 per user. Up to 4.5 hours of continuing education credits are available at For more information, please go to:

Source: CDC

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