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2020 Treating Patients with Substance Use Disorders Who Are Also Tobacco Users: PIP and SA Activity
Course Access Information
Original Date of Release: November 1, 2020
Enroll by: August 1, 2023
Expiration Date: November 1, 2024
Content Available Until: February 1, 2025

Ability to purchase this activity will end on the enroll by date to be sure learners have time to complete the activity for credit prior to the expiration date. This activity is available for the designated credit for three years after the original date of release. Once the activity expires, the content will be available for learners to view for 3 additional months. Access to the content will then be removed to ensure content validity in all AAAP educational activities.
Welcome to Treating Patients with Substance Use Disorders Who Are Also Tobacco Users: Performance in Practice and SA Activity

Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices.

Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through the process of self-evaluation using evidence-based clinical quality measures. Once practices are implemented as an everyday clinical function, it is expected that you will have achieved performance change in your practice setting.  

Educational objectives of this activity: At the conclusion of this activity, clinicians will be able to:

  • Display a greater level of competence in improving patient-centered outcomes in treating patients with substance use disorders who are also tobacco users in their clinical practice.
  • Discuss general concepts and terminology related to tobacco use.
  • Demonstrate improved performance in working with patients who are also tobacco users.

Core Competencies as a result of participating in this continuing education activity: 

  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

Successful completion of this activity: You MUST COMPLETE all 3 stages to be awarded credit. Partial credit will not be awarded. 

The stages of this PIP and SA activity: This PIP and SA activity follows the AMA-standardized three-stage process of a PI CME that includes: 

  • Stage A - Assess: Assess your current practice against current evidence, expert consensus, and peers' practice; 
  • Stage B - Apply: Develop and follow your own improvement plan; 
  • Stage C - Evaluate: Reassess your practice to measure the effects of your improvement plan.

A minimum of 1 month must pass from the beginning to the final stage, but it is likely (and recommended) that the process will take 3-6 months.


About the Self-Assessment (SA) Activity - Process
The 25 Question Self-Assessment (SA) Examination activity in this course is an optional, standard multiple choice examination. If you choose to complete it, and pass with an 80% score, you will receive an additional 2.5 SA CME credits, approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Nov 01, 2024
Cost: Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $350.00
Credit Offered:
20 CME Credits
20 Nursing Credits
20 PA-CME Credits
20 IPCE Credits
20 Other Professionals Credits
8 ABPN-MOC-2 (Self-Assessment) Credits
20 ABPN-MOC-4 Credits
Contains: 4 Courses
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
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