Nursing: An Epidemic: Vaping and E-Cigarette Use in Teens and Young Adults
12.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
The use of some types of vaping devices in the teen population is skyrocketing (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2017). In fact, the United States Surgeon General issued an advisory declaring the use of e-cigarettes among youth as a national epidemic (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2018a).  What makes vaping so popular among American youth? What are the health risks associated with vaping?  This course will familiarize nurses with the current epidemic of vaping, including the types of chemical and drug exposures that may occur with vaping, health consequences, and strategies to curb the use of vaping. The course includes steps that have been taken to curb this epidemic and strategies the health care community can implement to safeguard against vaping.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define vaping and describe the incidence and prevalence of vaping.
  • Describe health-related issues associated with vaping.
  • Evaluate strategies that safeguard against vaping.
About the Authors: 
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published health care education author. Dr. Avillon is the owner and CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.

Kelly A. Crum, PhD (c), MSN, RN, is a nursing education consultant serving schools on accreditation and curriculum matters. In addition, she currently serves as an international nursing education consultant and is the expert nurse consultant for Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. With 26 years of nursing education experience, she has held various nursing positions in both clinical and academic settings. Her passion for curriculum and expertise in teaching are the foundations for her endeavors to educate the educator. This passion is reflected in her writing and conference topics.

Currently, she has over 30 workbook titles published with Elsevier, primarily in the areas of maternity, pediatrics, and simulation case studies. Dr. Crum’s conference topics include Competency Based Education in Egypt, The Professor’s Role in BSN Education in Guatemala, Building the Nurse Educator’s Capacity to Instruct Students in Managing Chronic Care Across the Lifespan in China, and Clinical Evaluation Best Practices in the United States. In practice, her focus is on international humanitarian work and community volunteerism, as well as her role as a hospice and palliative care nurse.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 0.5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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An Epidemic: Vaping and E-Cigarette Use in Teens and Young Adults - N29557

12.95
About the Course:
The use of some types of vaping devices in the teen population is skyrocketing (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2017). In fact, the United States Surgeon General issued an advisory declaring the use of e-cigarettes among youth as a national epidemic (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS], 2018a).  What makes vaping so popular among American youth? What are the health risks associated with vaping?  This course will familiarize nurses with the current epidemic of vaping, including the types of chemical and drug exposures that may occur with vaping, health consequences, and strategies to curb the use of vaping. The course includes steps that have been taken to curb this epidemic and strategies the health care community can implement to safeguard against vaping.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define vaping and describe the incidence and prevalence of vaping.
  • Describe health-related issues associated with vaping.
  • Evaluate strategies that safeguard against vaping.
About the Authors: 
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and published health care education author. Dr. Avillon is the owner and CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business devoted to helping nurses maintain competency and enhance their professional growth and development. Dr. Avillion earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS from Penn State University, along with a BSN from Bloomsburg University. She has served in various nursing roles over her career in both leadership roles and as a bedside clinical nurse. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development.

Kelly A. Crum, PhD (c), MSN, RN, is a nursing education consultant serving schools on accreditation and curriculum matters. In addition, she currently serves as an international nursing education consultant and is the expert nurse consultant for Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. With 26 years of nursing education experience, she has held various nursing positions in both clinical and academic settings. Her passion for curriculum and expertise in teaching are the foundations for her endeavors to educate the educator. This passion is reflected in her writing and conference topics.

Currently, she has over 30 workbook titles published with Elsevier, primarily in the areas of maternity, pediatrics, and simulation case studies. Dr. Crum’s conference topics include Competency Based Education in Egypt, The Professor’s Role in BSN Education in Guatemala, Building the Nurse Educator’s Capacity to Instruct Students in Managing Chronic Care Across the Lifespan in China, and Clinical Evaluation Best Practices in the United States. In practice, her focus is on international humanitarian work and community volunteerism, as well as her role as a hospice and palliative care nurse.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 0.5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.