Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Smoking Cessation Interventions in Pregnancy and Postpartum Care


Course Description: This course systematically reviewed research evidence about smoking cessation interventions in pregnant and postpartum women. This review suggests that approaches that combine multiple components will have the best likelihood of success. Selecting which components to include is more complex and should be based on the particular considerations of the clinical setting, including patient characteristics and resource allocation, but incentives demonstrated the greatest effect among components studied.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the evidence in the research literature addressing smoking cessation strategies for pregnant and postpartum women
  • Analyze the applicability and limitations of the research findings for these smoking cessation strategies

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Frances E. Likis, DrPH, NP, CNM, Jeffrey C. Andrews, MD, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, PhD, Katherine E. Hartmann, MD, PhD, Rebecca N. Jerome, MLIS, MPH, Shannon A. Potter, MLIS, Tanya S. Surawicz, MPH, and Melissa L. McPheeters, PhD, MPH

Content Publisher(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Likis earned her doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a women’s health care nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and certified nurse-midwife, and she has been an advanced practice registered nurse for more than 20 years.

Dr. Andrews is a Board-Certified Gynecologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. He received his postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Toronto and worked in Toronto for 10 years. Dr. Andrews was a professor and leader at Duke University and Vanderbilt University for over 20 years.

Dr. Fonnesbeck is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University and Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Database Analysis Core.

Dr. Hartmann is Deputy Director, The Institute of Medicine and Public Health; Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Scientist Development; Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor, Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Meharry Medical College; Lucius E. Burch Chair, Reproductive Physiology and Family Planning at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. McPheeters is a healthcare epidemiologist who has worked in evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness for over a decade. She completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led systematic reviews at the CDC as a coordinating scientist for the Guide to Community Preventive Services, and now is the Director of Vanderbilt’s Evidence-based Practice Center. 

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

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Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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