Tobacco Dependence

Module Materials


Welcome to the Tobacco Dependence Continuing Certification Practice Improvement (PI) activity.  This module is an ABFM-approved PI activity designed to give you hands-on practice in evaluating care measure outcomes; identifying measures for improvement; and devising a method, or intervention, for improving patient care related to tobacco dependence and cessation. This module is a step-by-step guide to help you successfully obtain your continuing certification PI credits.

As change and success are more readily accomplished as a team, you are encouraged to involve your staff in determining what kind of intervention would best benefit your patients and integrate well within your practice, as well as in developing the plan for implementing the chosen intervention.

If you wish to receive credit from ABFM, you will need to fill out a pre-intervention plan, implement your plan for 7 days, submit data at least 7 days later, and then complete a post-intervention plan. Unless you fulfill this obligation, you will only receive a certificate of completion at the end of this module.

Related Modules

This module complements our Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) Practice Transformation modules (formerly MOC Part II), while emphasizing clinical measures related to reducing tobacco use. Although not required, we recommend you complete the following modules prior to starting this module:

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, the learner should be able to:

  1. Collect data for a clinical measure and recognize data as a tool for monitoring successful change.
  2. Identify at least one evidence-based quality indicator of tobacco dependence care.
  3. Develop and implement a quality improvement plan using SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely) goals.
  4. Apply knowledge gained from a post-intervention data audit to improve their intervention via a second Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle.

Who Should Complete this Module?

The information in this module is valuable for clinicians.

20 CME credits available

Approximate Time:

  • 4 hours hands-on time
  • Minimum 1 week intervention time

Tobacco Dependence