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Lecture Overview

The medication varenicline (Champix (TM)) remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood medications for smoking cessation on the market today. Join a passionate and forthright John Serginson for this quick and informative session on research that proves the effectiveness of this medicine.


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John Serginson

John Serginson has been a nurse practitioner: respiratory care at the Caboolture Hospital since 2010. He completed his nurse practitioner master's degree at the University of Queensland (UQ) with clinical training at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is an adjunct lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery. With 29 years’ experience as a nurse (16 in respiratory care), his research interests include domiciliary oxygen, inhaled therapy and COPD models of care. See Educator Profile


26 Total Rating(s)
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Catherine Papadopoulos
03 Apr 2020

Excellent source of information regarding medications used to quit smoking

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Dallas Coutts
24 Mar 2020

John Sergison is my new favourite lecturer.

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Andrea Carol Reed
23 Mar 2020


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Catherine Harding
19 Mar 2020

Informative and thought provoking for such a short lesson.

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Judy Berry
17 Mar 2020

I found this very interesting. As I am not a smoker nor have I ever been, I understand now what may be required to assist a person in quitting a habit that they may otherwise be unable to do on their own.

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Julie Vincent
17 Mar 2020

Important topic. simply explained. Now i can educate my patients.

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Virginia O'Bree
17 Mar 2020

A great way of increasing knowledge in helping patients cease smoking.

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Brianna Nevill
16 Mar 2020

Good study on how different medications can effect smoking cessation

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Thomas Mann
15 Mar 2020

Very well presented topic with interesting content.

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Narelle Howell
12 Nov 2019

Well presented and easy to understand.