JPHC CE: JUULing Epidemic Among Youth: A Guide to Devices, Terminology, and Interventions

0.75 NAPNAP contact hour. This continuing education activity is offered free to NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $10. In December 2018, the surgeon general warned of the e-cigarette epidemic among the youth of the United States (Office of the Surgeon General, 2018). As of December 3,2019, there have been 2,291 cases of hospitalization because of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated lung injury (EVALI) and 48 confirmed EVALI deaths reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over half of allreported EVALI cases have been of patients less than 24 years old, with 16% of those less than 18 years old (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2019). July–August 2019 Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 395–403.

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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hours of which 0.0 is pharmacology content.

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

1. To identify types of e-cigarette devices.
2. To identify contents and additives in e-liquids.
3. To describe the associated effects of vaping on adolescents.
4. To identify terminology associated with e-cigarette use.
5. To identify resources for nicotine and tobacco cessation

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Katherine Joy Hendricks, Graduate Student, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Medical-Surgical Nurse, Prisma Health, Greenville, SC.

Heide S. Temples, Assistant Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Blue Ridge Pediatrics, Seneca, SC.

Mary Ellen Wright, PhD, APRN, CPNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; CUSHR Scholar, Clemson University Scholar in Health Research, Clemson, SC.

Conflicts of interest: None to report.

Correspondence: Katherine Joy Hendricks, RN, FNP-S, Clemson University, 112 S 5th Street, Easley, SC 29640;




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  • 0.75 Contact hours


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