This event is presented by Comagine Health, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), quitting smoking is one of the most important actions people can take to improve their health, no matter how old they are or how long they have been smoking. Smoking programs can help patients reduce their risk of premature death, improve their health, and enhance their quality of life. Despite the effectiveness of tobacco cessation programming, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Comagine Health invites clinicians, nurses, medical assistants, Community Health Workers, substance abuse workers, and other health care professionals to join us for an informative webinar on creating an effective nicotine cessation program to support patients in their journeys to quitting.
About the Speaker
Sherri Freeman, RRT, TTS, is the Lead Pulmonary Disease Educator at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, and creator of the hospital’s Nicotine Dependence Program. She has 27 years’ experience as a Respiratory Therapist and has worked in all areas of the acute care setting. Sherri is passionate about educating healthcare workers, EMTs, Paramedics, and fellow RTs on respiratory therapy and tobacco cessation, with a focus on product use and ventilatory transport. Sherri has also served as a Critical Care Flight RRT for domestic and international transports.
Participants will learn about:
- The need for nicotine cessation programming
- Where and how to start a nicotine cessation program
- Billing practices for nicotine cessation services
- How to use the American Lung Association as a resource
- Cessation strategies for adults, older adults and adolescents
This material was prepared by Comagine Health, a Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. 12-SOW-GEN-23-QIN-200