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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/19/2019

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other healthcare professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Promoted as a safer and cheaper alternative to conventional cigarettes, the use of ECs has grown rapidly, while the scientific evidence supporting these claims is both inconclusive and controversial.  Pharmacists are routinely involved in the medication management and education of patients interested in smoking cessation. A greater understanding of the components of ECs, how this compares to traditional cigarettes, how ECs may or may not aid in smoking cessation efforts, and public health risks is needed.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall the history and background of the development of electronic cigarettes (ECs), how these have been marketed, and current FDA position on these products.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical constituents in ECs and how this compares to traditional cigarettes.
  3. Define the known physical and behavioral health consequences as well as the long-term population implications associated with the use of ECs.
  4. Recognize the clinical effectiveness and limitations of ECs in smoking cessation compared to other approved pharmacotherapy options.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/19/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-016-H04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-016-H04-P (1.0 contact hours).