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  • NHS Acute Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Advisor Training Resources

    COMING SOON!
    On behalf of NHSE we are pleased to host a comprehensive suite of training resources to support the training of Treatment Dependence Advisors (TDAs) who work with patients hospitalised in acute trusts.

    The training materials provide trainers with high quality, evidence-based training resources to support local training delivery. The training resources have been developed by national experts and covers the NHS-NCSCT core competencies for TDAs.

    These training resources are designed for delivery by in-house trainers. They can also be delivered by external training organisations and the NCSCT can be commissioned to deliver this training on your behalf. To learn more about commissioning a training course form the NCSCT see the Virtual training page in the TRAINING RESOURCES section of this website, or contact NCSCT Training Coordinator Tom Coleman-Haynes tom@ncsct.co.uk to discuss your training needs.

    Introduction

    COMING SOON!

    This training will support TDAs to have confidence in delivering the core competences (knowledge and skills) needed for inpatient tobacco treatment delivery. The course materials support delivery of the newly published NHS-NCSCT Standard Treatment Plan for Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment.

    Target audience
    Course materials are designed for the training of NHS Tobacco Dependence Advisors. The training is also suitable for other health care professionals who will be delivering specialist tobacco dependence treatment to patients admitted to an acute trust.

    About the training materials
    Training materials have been designed for both virtual (via Zoom, Teams) or face-to-face delivery. Course content is also available in modular format so that localities can tailor training delivery to meet local needs.

    The training suite includes all the necessary resources for delivering a two-day training course, including:
    • Participant registration form, course outline and timetable
    • Comprehensive trainer's guides
    • PowerPoint slides
    • Detailed presenter's notes
    • Film clips
    • Participant handouts
    • Course evaluation materials
    • Administration checklists

    The training materials include presentations, case studies, role-play, film clips, group work and experiential-based learning techniques.

    Modifying the training materials for local use
    These training resources have been developed by national experts, deliver current evidence-based best practice, and reflect the core components of the NHSE tobacco treatment pathway for inpatients. As such, training content should not be modified. There are specific sections indicated where you can add local data, pathways or other information to tailor the training to your locality provided it is consistent with the learning objectives of this course.

    We welcome your feedback
    The NCSCT has been commissioned by NHSE to formally review and update these resources annually. If you have any suggestions for improvements to the training resources then please use the feedback form below or email enquiries@ncsct.co.uk

    If you experience problems downloading the suite of training materials, please contact your IT department for help as it is likely that the problem lies with access from your trust.

    Inpatient Training Resources Feedback form COMING SOON!

    Evaluation materials

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    This page includes resources to support local evaluation of the inpatient tobacco dependence advisor training course. This includes course evaluation instructions, pre-and-post course questionnaires, trainer's feedback form, and a template course report.

    All groups delivering local training should ensure that course evaluations are completed using these tools. Course evaluations are important for assessing how well the training has met the learning needs of trainees. Having a common approach to course evaluation allows us to gain learning and insights that can inform improvements and updates to the suite of training materials.

    Course evaluation resources
    The following resources for course evaluation are contained within the folder in the link below.

    • Pre-course confidence in competence questionnaire
    • Post-course confidence in competence questionnaire
    • Course evaluation feedback form
    • Course evaluation form for local trainers
    • Template course evaluation report
    Click here to download these course evaluation materials

    Two-Day Course Materials

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    A comprehensive set of resources for trainers to support local course delivery. Resources include trainer's manuals for virtual course delivery, key messages for trainers, presenter's notes, course checklists and all training support materials.

    Training can be delivered online (Teams or Zoom) or face-to-face. The trainer’s guides provide instruction on how training may be modified for each delivery format.

    Training resources
    The comprehensive suite of training resources have been divided into sections and are contained in folders that you can download by clicking the link below each section.

    Course materials
    The following resources for trainers are contained within the folder in the link below.

    • Index of training materials
    • Day 1 TDA Trainer’s Manual
    • Day 2 TDA Trainer’s Manual
    • Day 1 AM PowerPoint presentation
    • Day 1 PM PowerPoint presentation
    • Day 2 AM PowerPoint presentation
    • Day 2 PM PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to download these course materials

    Pre-course materials
    The following resources for trainers are contained within the folder in the link below.
    • Two-day course outline
    • Registration form
    • Inpatient tobacco dependence treatment best practices and key messages
    • Standard Treatment Plan for Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Treatment
    Click here to download the pre-course materials

    Participant handouts (Day 1)
    The following resources for participants are contained within the folder in the link below.
    • Making changes worksheet
    • Patient statements
    • Clinical checklist: Initial assessment and treatment plan
    • Stop Smoking Aids Quick Reference
    Click here to download Day 1 participant handouts

    Participant handouts (Day 2)
    The following resources for participants are contained within the folder in the link below.
    • Clinical checklist: follow-up
    • Clinical checklist: discharge plan
    • Clinical checklist: post discharge follow-up
    Click here to download Day 2 participant handouts

    Post-course materials
    The following resources for participants are contained within the folder in the link below.
    • NCSCT Vaping briefing
    • NCSCT Cytisine briefing
    • Combination NRT Briefing
    Click here to download post-course materials

    Modular Training Materials

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    The two-day training course materials have been divided into individual modules to allow flexible delivery. The training modules vary from 10 to 40 minutes in length and cover specific topics and skills. Some modules may also be used when training other NHS staff.

    We have included a training guide and all the necessary training resources to deliver each individual module.

    Modules are contained in folders that you can download by clicking the link below each module section.

    Training module overview
    The following resources are contained within the folder below.

    • Overview of training modules
    Click here to access and download the training module overview

    Module 1: Introduction
    The following resources for Module 1 are contained within the folder below.
    • Introduction: Trainer’s Guide
    • Introduction: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 1 materials

    Module 2: Treating tobacco dependency (TTD) in the inpatient setting and overview of care bundles
    The following resources for Module 2 are contained within the folder below.
    • Treating tobacco dependency (TTD) in the inpatient setting: Trainers Guide
    • Treating tobacco dependency (TTD) in the inpatient setting: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 2 materials

    Module 3: Understanding tobacco dependence in the inpatient setting
    The following resources for Module 3 are contained within the folder below.
    • Understanding tobacco dependence in the inpatient setting: Trainers Guide
    • Understanding tobacco dependence in the inpatient setting: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 3 materials

    Module 4: Behaviour change techniques and core communication skills
    The following resources for Module 4 are contained within the folder below.
    • Behaviour change techniques and core communication skills: Trainers Guide
    • Behaviour change techniques and core communication skills: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 4 materials

    Module 5: Effective use of stop smoking aids
    The following resources for Module 5 are contained within the folder below.
    • Effective use of stop smoking aids: Trainers Guide
    • Effective use of stop smoking aids: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 5 materials

    Module 6: Nicotine replacement therapy: Getting to know the products
    The following resources for Module 6 are contained within the folder below.
    • Nicotine replacement therapy: Getting to know the products: Trainers Guide
    • Nicotine replacement therapy: Getting to know the products: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 6 materials

    Module 7: Vaping in the treatment of tobacco dependence
    The following resources for Module 7 are contained within the folder below.
    • Vaping in the treatment of tobacco dependency: Trainers Guide
    • Vaping in the treatment of tobacco dependency: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 7 materials

    Module 8: Nicotine analogues - varenicline and cytisine
    The following resources for Module 8 are contained within the folder below.
    • Nicotine analogues - varenicline and cytisine:Trainers Guide
    • Nicotine analogues - varenicline and cytisine: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 8 materials

    Module 9: Addressing ambivalence and resistance
    The following resources for Module 9 are contained within the folder below.
    • Addressing ambivalence and resistance: Trainers Guide
    • Addressing ambivalence and resistance: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 9 materials

    Module 10: Carbon monoxide monitoring as a motivational tool
    The following resources for Module 10 are contained within the folder below.
    • Carbon monoxide monitoring: Trainers Guide
    • Carbon monoxide monitoring: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 10 materials

    Module 11: Smoking and medications interactions: the essentials
    The following resources for Module 11 are contained within the folder below.
    • Smoking and medications interactions: Trainers Guide
    • Smoking and medications interactions: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 11 materials

    Module 12: The admission care bundle: Brief advice and acute management of nicotine withdrawal
    The following resources for Module 12 are contained within the folder below.
    • he admission care bundle: Brief advice and acute management of nicotine withdrawal: Trainers Guide
    • he admission care bundle: Brief advice and acute management of nicotine withdrawal: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 12 materials

    Module 13: Initial assessment and treatment plan - Inpatient Acute
    The following resources for Module 13 are contained within the folder below.
    • Initial assessment and treatment plan - Inpatient Acute: Trainers Guide
    • Initial assessment and treatment plan - Inpatient Acute: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 13 materials

    Module 14: Follow-up scenarios - Inpatient Acute
    The following resources for Module 14 are contained within the folder below.
    • Follow-up support and patient scenarios - Inpatient Acute: Trainers Guide
    • Follow-up support and patient scenarios - Inpatient Acute: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 14 materials

    Module 15: Discharge care bundle - Inpatient acute
    The following resources for Module 15 are contained within the folder below.
    • Discharge planning and post-discharge support – Inpatient Acute: Trainer’s Guide
    • Discharge planning and post-discharge support - Inpatient Acute: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 15 materials

    Module 16: Special populations and clinical considerations
    The following resources for Module 16 are contained within the folder below.
    • Special populations and clinical considerations: Trainer’s Guide
    • Special populations and clinical considerations: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 16 materials

    Module 17: Patient FAQs 1
    The following resources for Module 17 are contained within the folder below.
    • Patient FAQs 1- Inpatient Acute: Trainers Guide
    • Patient FAQs 1- Inpatient Acute: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 17 materials

    Module 18: Patient FAQs 2
    The following resources for Module 18 are contained within the folder below.
    • Patient FAQs 2 - Inpatient Acute: Trainers Guide
    • Patient FAQs 2 - Inpatient Acute: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 18 materials

    Module 19: Course wrap-up
    The following resources for Module 19 are contained within the folder below.
    • Course wrap-up - Inpatient Acute:Trainers Guide
    • Course wrap-up - Inpatient Acute: PowerPoint presentation
    Click here to access and download Module 19 materials

    Acknowledgements

    These suite of training materials were produced by NHS England and the NCSCT, with the support of the expert task group below without whom we could not have produced these high-quality resources.

    Expert Task Group Members
    Melanie Perry, NCSCT Inpatient Tobacco Dependence Consultant
    Arran Woodhouse, Lead Tobacco Dependence Specialist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Professor Matt Evison, Consultant Chest Physician, Specialty Lead, Lung Cancer & Thoracic Surgery Directorate, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
    Associate Medical Director, Greater Manchester Cancer
    Clinical Lead, Make Smoking History, Greater Manchester Regional Tobacco Control Programme, NHS Greater Manchester
    Dr Sophia Papadakis, NCSCT Academic and Health System Consultant
    Dr. Ruth Sharrock, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for Tobacco Dependence for the North East & North Cumbria
    Caitlin Robison, Smokefree NHS Project Manager, Gateshead NHS Health Foundation Trust

    National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT)
    Susan Montgomery, Lead Trainer
    Dr Andy McEwen, Chief Executive
    Tom Coleman, Training Coordinator

    NHS England Prevention Team
    Paul Cillia LaCorte, Senior Programme Manager - Prevention
    Heidi Croucher, NHS Clinical Consultant and Programme Manager, Public Health Dorset, Dorset ICS
    Hanna Ellison, Manager, Programme Manager, Tobacco Prevention Team, Medical Directorate
    Bea Petrovica, Programme Delivery Manager, Prevention Programme – Tobacco Medical Directorate
    Professor Sanjay Agrawal, National Specialty Adviser for Tobacco Dependency