Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario
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Nurses and other health professionals who smoke may feel conflicted because of intimate knowledge and experience with the consequences of smoking.

This course aims to help nurse who smoke feel comfortable discussing the benefits of smoking cessation with their clients.

This free course is intended to support nurses and health care professionals to expand their knowledge and skills in applying the social determinants of health and health inequities in your work. This free, 1 hr course will provide an overview on how to screen and intervene with people at risk for poverty, integrate social determinants theory into organizational practices and learn ways to apply health equity concepts into advocacy and political action to create change.

This eLearning course includes four modules, various learning activities (e.g. resources and reflection activities) a Knowledge Check and Supplementary Resources. Module 1, Understanding Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, is designed to educate everyone involved in the delivery of care to older adults. Modules 2, Working with Older Adults and Their Families, Module 3, Identifying and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, and Module 4, Addressing Challenges Involved in Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults are designed for nurses, other health-care providers and their supervisors. The course can be used in many ways:

  • Independent learning/self study
  • Learning together in small groups (e.g. with your colleagues)
  • Integrated into educational programs-in small segments or as a full program (e.g. for students, staff orientation, refresher courses, inservices, professional development)
  • In combination with in-person education programs

This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when providing smoking cessation assistance to pre- and postnatal women and their families.

Topics include: the risks of smoking while pregnant, harm reduction approaches, applying intensive interventions using a women centered approach, nicotine replacement therapy for pregnant women and relapse.

This e-Learn discusses key concepts regarding tobacco use by youth and young adults, such as prevalence rates, motivations for tobacco use and cessation, and specific tobacco interventions for this population. Additionally,this e-Learn will provide you with the foundational information needed to design and execute tobacco cessation programming that effectively engages youth and young adults.

This is a free course. This course addresses the special considerations that need to be taken into account when nurses and other health care providers are working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis clients to assist them in reducing their commercial tobacco use. This course aims to provide culturally appropriate smoking cessation interventions that can be used with clients who smoke.