4024-16: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Information and Discussion on Electronic Cigarettes and “Vape Pens”

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4024-16:  Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS):  Information and Discussion on Electronic Cigarettes and “Vape Pens”

This presentation looks at electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), known as e-cigarettes or vape pens.  As the largest category of clinicians, nurses see patients in a variety of setting and should provide patients with current information on ENDS.  We will explore the current statistics and trends regarding ENDS.

Presenters: Carol A. Essenmacher, PMHCNS-BC, DNP, CTTS; Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN

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

Session Length:
   32 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Summarize key points on the safety and efficacy of ENDS.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to provide peers and colleagues with clarifying information on the use of ENDS.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to provide patients with clarifying information on the use of ENDS.

Keywords: Vape Pens, ENDS, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, E-cigarette, Patient Education, Tobacco 

Continuing Nursing Education
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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Saturday, October 22
11:15am - 12:00pm 

Release Date: July 24, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

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