Rockpointe, a leading continuing medical education (CME) provider, is addressing the emerging threat of teen vaping. Medical professionals are invited to attend the free “Vaping and Teens” online course, which provides evidence-based strategies for healthcare providers to mitigate the growing health crisis. Participants can earn 1 hour of CME, ANCC, AAPA, AAFP, and MIPS credits, and are eligible for up to 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) point.
US health officials are struggling to respond to a crisis that shows no signs of slowing. In early February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported more than 2,750 cases of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury), including 64 confirmed deaths from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Meanwhile, the FDA is moving to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, which are widely viewed as being marketed to teens. Amid this backdrop, Rockpointe offers “Vaping and Teens: Strategies to Help Stem the Tide” to help community-based primary care providers – including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants – reverse the surging numbers of young people who have fallen ill after using e-cigarettes or similar devices.
“We at Rockpointe are committed to helping solve the public-health crisis of youth vaping,” said Thomas Sullivan, President of Rockpointe. “This is a serious issue, and by offering accredited education on youth vaping, we are hopeful of enlisting and equipping healthcare providers to better fight this difficult and complex issue.” The activity will inform clinicians about the extent of e-cigarette use among pre-teens and adolescents and will familiarize them with adverse events associated with use of the devices. Participants will be better prepared to initiate conversations with young people about e-cigarettes.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss epidemiologic and sociologic data regarding e-cigarette exposure of adolescents and young adults
- Recognize adverse events associated with the use of e-cigarettes
- Develop intervention strategies regarding e-cigarettes that can be used in clinical encounters with adolescents and young adults and in the community
This activity, which is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor, is jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) and Rockpointe and also provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). PCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PCME designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Through effective continuing medical education, Rockpointe strives to improve and advance the quality of patient care. Its educational programs have been at the forefront of new issues in healthcare, including implementing MIPS, combatting the nation’s opioid crisis, and utilizing technical advances that improve care. As part of its commitment to quality, Rockpointe works to inform the continuing-education community of significant quality-improvement issues through news and analysis on Policy and Medicine. At Rockpointe, education equals quality.
To begin the activity, go to https://www.rockpointe.com/courses/vaping-and-teens-strategies-to-help-stem-the-tide or click here.