Vaping (NA2194)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs

Credit Hours: 8

CCM Credit Hours: 6

CDMS Credit Hours: 6

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course will cover vaping. Vaping is not a new invention. It has been around for years and was originally touted as a means for cigarette smokers to quit smoking. It was under the radar until 2019 when the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey conducted by the National Institute of Health demonstrated the appeal of vaping to teens. Suddenly, there was a need for much further investigation.

This course presents the history and the current status of vaping with nicotine and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. We will discuss the multiple risks associated with both uses.

There are handouts and tools for the healthcare professional to use in their practice, especially with teens, and several case studies are also presented.

The Canadian government also released a similar study discussing their policies and that information is available in this class.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the process of vaping, including the necessary equipment.

  2. Explain the current regulation of vaping in the US and Canada.

  3. List the risks attributed to vaping.

  4. Discuss the vaping of nicotine, the benefits and burdens, and the use of vaping as a method to stop smoking.

  5. Present the use of marijuana, the benefits and burdens of using vaping versus smoking marijuana, and the risks of marijuana vaping.

  6. Describe the difficulty of vaping in adolescents and the increased use of vaping and nicotine addiction in that population.

  7. Compare the Canadian study with that of the MTF survey in the United States and list the resources available in Canada for vaping information.

  8. Discuss how vaping relates to the regular flu as well as the predisposition for COVID in patients who vape.

  9. Present the care of hospitalized patients with EVALI, including the evaluation, care , and discharge planning needed.

Course Outline

  1. Overview

  2. History

  3. Regulation

  4. Risks

  5. Vaping and Nicotine

  6. Vaping and Marijuana

  7. Vaping and Adolescents

  8. Vaping in Canada

  9. Vaping and the Flu, including COVID-19

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