Workshops

Inpatient and Outpatient

The purpose of this workshop is to provide health professionals with an overview of the OMSC program and how it can be successfully implemented at your clinical setting. Other topics include: nicotine addiction, current cessation medications and recommendations on their usage, behaviour change theory and various support strategies based on a patient's readiness to quit smoking. These sessions are targeted towards smoking cessation program coordinators, nurse and physician champions planning to implement (or have already implemented) the Ottawa Model.

Upcoming Sessions: 

Thursday, April 29, 2021  |  8:00 - 12:30 pm  | Please login to the partner portal to register. 

Please note: These training sessions are only available to sites currently partnered with the OMSC. Registrants will receive webinar login information one week prior to the workshop. If you are not a partnered site and interested in these workshop, please email omsc@ottawaheart.ca for more information. 

 

Primary Care

The purpose of this one day workshop is to provide health professionals with an overview of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation in the Primary Care setting.  Primary Care is the first level of contact of individuals, families, and the community within the health care system.  This workshop is appropriate for health professionals conducting smoking cessation counseling sessions within family health teams, community health centres, outpatient clinics, and other practice models.  The session is targeted towards the registered nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, occupational therapist and respiratory therapist.  Topics include: smoking cessation pharmacotherapy, counseling strategies, special populations, managing withdrawal symptoms and providing follow up with smokers. 

Upcoming Sessions:​​

Note: please login to the OMSC partner portal to register for these sessions. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 9:30am to 11:30am EST 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 9:30am to 11:30am EST

Tuesday December 7, 2021 | 9:30am to 11:30am EST

Please note: These training sessions are only available to sites currently partnered with the OMSC. Registrants will receive webinar login information one week prior to the workshop. If you are not a partnered site and interested in these workshops, please email omsc@ottawaheart.ca for more information.