The Smoking Cessation Champions Programme has been developed as a multidisciplinary learning programme to take a unified approach to Smoking Cessation . For many patients quitting smoking will be the single greatest thing they can do to improve their health. As Practice Nurses you can play a pivotal role in helping every patient who smokes to quit.

This course focuses on ‘the respiratory system’ or how we breathe. The respiratory system is divided into 2 parts – the upper and lower respiratory tracts. This module forms an essential component of all courses relating to Colds and Flu and chronic breathing conditions. Key Words: Infection, Colds, Flu, COPD, Asthma, Lung,

Required Time in Course: 15 Mins

This course focuses on ‘Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Dependence’. For smokers, quitting is the single greatest positive change they can make for their health. This course can be viewed alone or in combination with several Courses to complete The Smoking Cessation Champions Badge.

Required time in Course: 15 Mins

This course focuses on ‘Nicotine as a medicine’. For smokers, quitting is the single greatest positive change they can make for their health. This course can be viewed alone or in combination with several Courses to complete The Smoking Cessation Champions Badge.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

Assessing readiness to change is an important element in assisting any patient on their journey to quit smoking. Recognising which Stage of Change a patient may be at in relation to smoking cessation will allow you to provide appropriate advice. The wheel of change model is used in this course. 

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

Brief Interventions are a range of effective behaviour change interventions that are client-centred, short in duration and provided in a variety of settings by healthcare professionals. They use an empathic approach, emphasising self efficacy, personal responsibility for change and information giving including details of resources available to support change. Used in Smoking Cessation as well as other behavioural change interactions.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

Motivational interviewing is a counseling approach developed in part by clinical psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. This can be used as the cornerstone of Smoking Cessation, and other lifestyle changes.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins