Engage your customers to successfully cease smoking


This course examines the key barriers to smoking cessation and compares the efficacy and safety of the pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies that are available to treat nicotine dependence.  This course also outlines the key elements to successful implementation of a pharmacy-led smoking cessation service.

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Course details

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Course accreditation number: G2017032

CPD Credits

The completion of this online course will attract 1.5 hours of Group One CPD Credits (or 1.5 CPD credits) or 1.5 hours of Group Two CPD Credits (or 3 CPD credits) following the successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Course outline

Guild Learning and Development is partnering with Pfizer in an online course titled 'Engage your customers to successfully cease smoking.'

The learning objectives of this course are:

  • Describe the prevalence of smoking in Australia and barriers to cessation
  • Outline the health and financial benefits of treating nicotine dependence
  • List common nicotine withdrawal symptoms
  • Describe and compare the efficacy and safety of nicotine dependence therapies
  • Provide strategies to ensure people remain compliant with varenicline
  • Describe the process and benefits of using compliance programs in smoking cessation, including Quitline and 'My Time to Quit' for patients who have been prescribed varenicline
  • Outline key elements to successful implementation of a smoking cessation service in pharmacy

Competency Standards: 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3


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Enrolment details

To enrol in this course, you must be registered with myCPD. To register, visit the myCPD registration page.

If you're already registered with myCPD, use the following link to register now.

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Contact details

Contact Guild Learning and Development on 03 9810 9930 for queries about this course.

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Page last updated 24 April 2018