2035-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Tobacco

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2035-19:  Risk Perceptions and Reasons for Tobacco Use Among People with Mental Illness  |  Thinking Outside the Bias: Ethical & Biological Implications of Tobacco Dependency and E-cigarette Use, Including Access to Care, Treatment Philosophies, & E-cigarettes as “Harm Reduction”

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

Risk Perceptions and Reasons for Tobacco Use Among People with Mental Illness
People with mental illness experience disproportionate tobacco-related disease and mortality. We surveyed 137 patients on perceptions of health risks and reasons for use. Patients perceived higher risk for lung disease, heart disease, and cancer, but lower risk for addictions and MI. Findings may be used to educate patients on tobacco-related health risks.
Presenters:  Sarret Seng, RN, BSN, BA; Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, NCTTP

Thinking Outside the Bias: Ethical & Biological Implications of Tobacco Dependency and E-cigarette Use, Including Access to Care, Treatment Philosophies, & E-cigarettes as “Harm Reduction”
Unconscious bias exists in every nurse. Learn how yours might be influencing what you know and how you care for patients using tobacco. Discussion includes biological implications of nicotine use during brain formation, examination of access to care issues, and harm reduction treatment models, including the use of electronic cigarettes.
Presenters:  Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN; Carol Essenmacher, DNP, NCTTP

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  40 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss interventions for patients based on perceived health risks and reasons for tobacco use.
  2. Explore the effect of bias on care for nicotine dependent patients.

Keywords:  Tobacco-related Risk Perceptions, Reasons for Tobacco Use, Tobacco Dependence, Bias, Tobacco Use Screening, Tobacco Use Treatment

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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