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Course: Vaping the Next Chapter - A Panel Discussion

Release Date: 11/04/2020
Expiration Date: 11/04/2023
Originally presented at Virtual NASN2020 on July 3, 2020.

Cost: $20.00/Free for NASN members!

Upon successful completion of this offering, 
participants will receive 1.0 CNE contact hours.

Program Overview
There is a new, disturbing trend in youth across the nation: e‐cigarettes usage (e.g. vapes, e‐vapes, pods, tanks, etc.). Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States; nearly all tobacco product use begins during youth and young adulthood. The 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey results show disturbing rates of e‐cigarette use among both middle and high school students in 2019, with more than 5 million youth reporting having used e‐cigarettes in the past 30 days and nearly one million reporting daily use. While cigarette smoking is at an all‐time low among high school students, increases in e‐cigarette use have reversed the progress made in the decline of overall youth tobacco use. This panel discussion will be highlighting the front-line initiatives that school nurses (from across the country) have participated in and led to educate and decrease e‐cigarette usage among students in their schools, communities, districts, and states. In this session, participants will also get to hear from a parent whose family is in the midst of experiencing the life‐altering impacts of e‐vaping, and how school nurses can be collaborators and leaders in educating parents of the consequences of high levels of nicotine consumption in today's youth. Lastly, we will explore what NASN is doing to address this issue in our nation's schools and what school nurses can continue to do to move this public health issue forward.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of participating in this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Share two data trends that were shared from the 2019 NYTS November report on the surge of e‐cigarette use.
  • Describe one strategy that school nurses have used to decrease the usage of e‐Cigarettes in schools.
  • Identify two key stakeholders in your school community that could help with prevent and education on e‐Cigarettes at your school.
  • Identify two toolkits and/or programs that can be referenced or used to create an e‐Cigarette prevention program in your school.
Intended Audience
This continuing education program is a knowledge-based activity developed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses who are interested in child and adolescent health.

Mary Blackborow, MSN, RN, NCSN
School Nurse
Anne Arundel County, Maryland Health Department

Lynne Meadows, MSN, BSN, RN
Coordinator, Student Health Services
Fulton County Schools
National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness
State Director, Georgia
National Association of School Nurses

Aliza Sherman

Karen Graf, MSN, RN-BC, APHN
Director of Rural School Nursing

Shelby Rebeck, MSN, BSN, RN
Director of Health Services
Shawnee Mission School District

Faculty and Program Planner Disclosures
NASN must ensure that all educational session content is free of commercial bias and influence. The intent of this disclosure is to provide learners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

The nurse planner, faculty and reviewers disclose the absence of personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this educational activity within the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

National Association of School Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NASN or ANCC of any commercial products discussed in this learning activity.

Commercial Support or Grant Funding

This program did not receive commercial support or grant funding.

Instructions to Complete This CNE Activity
To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, follow the steps below, and complete and view the full content of the program including the course evaluation.

NASN will conduct an outcome assessment of a sample of participants at a later date. Please be advised that, if you complete this course, you may be asked to participate in this outcome assessment.

Step 1: Enroll in the course through the e-commerce system. Select the Purchase button. You will be directed to the e-commerce system. The item should already be in your shopping cart (look for the shopping cart icon at the top of the e-commerce web page).  The cost for this course will be waived for NASN members during the checkout process.

Step 2: Complete and view the full content of the program. Content items are indexed at the bottom of this screen. After you enroll, you will return to this screen. The first content item will be “unlocked” so that you can begin completing the course. Subsequent items will “unlock” as you complete previous items.
Step 3: Print the certificate.