Welcome to PACT Training!
The PACT program is now integrated into the PAS website. Below are descriptions of the course modules with links to the online training. Pharmacists and pharmacy students in Saskatchewan can take PACT online training for free.
PACT 1 and 2 Training are the basis of the PACT program. These modules are built with the knowledge that pharmacists will be providing the full smoking cessation program. However, other health care providers can take the training. PACT has additional specialty training modules which supplement the primary training. CEUs for the modules are provided beside the descriptions below.
Other healthcare professionals can take PACT training for a $100 fee through the Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Professionals (CPDPP). CPDPP hosts PACT online training. Currently, PACT Training is only available in this online format. Pharmacists can take the training at their leisure but will need to register with CPDPP. Pharmacists and pharmacy students can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the sponsorship code. Please note the sponsorship code is only available to current Saskatchewan pharmacists and pharmacy students.
PACT 1 is comprised of four modules:
- Nicotine Addiction
- Tobacco Use Trends
- Implementation of Services in Your Practice Site
PACT 1 is available here.
PACT 2 is focused on motivational interviewing. What is motivational interviewing? Motivational interviewing is a "counseling method that helps people resolved ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behaviour" (Psychology Today, 2019). PACT 2 contains:
- Motivational Interviewing module
- Motivational Interviewing video
PACT 2 is available here.
The Oncology Module, updated in partnership with the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) is for any health provider who is working with oncology patients. We are currently waiting for the new module.
Indigenous Smoking Cessation Module
This specialty module, built in partnership with the SCA, focuses on the tobacco cessation with Indigenous populations in Saskatchewan. The module includes:
- Overview of Indigenous Peoples in Saskatchewan and Canada
- Social determinants of health and tobacco smoking rates in Indigenous communities
- The difference between commercial and traditional tobacco in Indigenous culture
- Culturally appropriate cessation methods
- Traditional ways of quitting
We are currently waiting for the new module.
More modules will be posted as they become available. Please check the website again for updates.