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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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Enhance Your State’s Tobacco Cessation Efforts Among the Behavioral Health Population

This pdf is a Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SAMHSA supported) resource for building science-driven efforts to facilitate improved treatment and outcomes.
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Billing Guide for Tobacco Screening & Cessation

From the American Lung Association, a June 2018 billing guide for tobacco screening and cessation.
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Billing Guide Addendum for Behavioral Health

September 2019 billing guide addendum for behavioral health from the American Lung Association.
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Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Counseling Coding Reference

2017 coding reference from the American Academy of Family Physicians for tobacco use prevention and cessation counseling.
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Hooked on Nicotine Checklist (HONC)

An alternative assessment tool that can be used to assess teen tobacco use as their patterns of tobacco use differ greatly from adults.
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White Paper: Electronic Cigarettes in the Indoor Environment

American Industrial Hygiene Association describes ENDS use, identifies gaps in current evidence of ENDS use, cautions against advocating or recommending use until additional data available, discusses health, safety, and emissions,
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Rx for Change: Clinician Assisted Tobacco Cessation

A comprehensive tobacco cessation training program that equips health professional students and practicing clinicians, of all disciplines, with evidence-based knowledge and skills for assisting patients with quitting.
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Smoking Cessation: Past, Present, and Future

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds online course with CE/CNE available.
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Online Course: Tobacco Dependence and Treatment for Smokers with Co-occurring Mental Illness

Indiana Prevention Resource Center online training developed to equip students and clinicians across all disciplines with evidence-based knowledge and skills to assist patients with co-occurring mental illness and/
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Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2015 recommendations about the effectiveness of tobacco smoking cessation services for patients without related signs or symptoms.
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PMH Nursing Smoking Cessation Initiatives

In 2014, APNA partnered with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center to support psychiatric-mental health nurses' innovative strategies aimed at decreasing tobacco use in persons with mental health and/or
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APNA Nursing Competencies for Treating Tobacco Use Disorders

TUD competencies that are consistent with the nursing scope of practice.