Nurse's Role in Tobacco Prevention and Cessation for Adolescents
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the Unites States today. Almost all of today's current smokers started in their teen years.
Purpose/Goal: To call attention to adolescent smoking and encourage nurses in many settings to intervene. Resources and opportunities for tobacco prevention and cessation are described. This independent study module (ISM) was developed for Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH), a federally funded program administered by the American Nurses Foundation of the American Nurses Association.
1. Recognize the current prevalence of adolescent tobacco use.
2. Examine the etiology of tobacco use in adolescence.
3. Investigate resources and strategies for tobacco prevention in school health settings.
4. Use tobacco cessation strategies and resources with adolescents in multiple settings.
5. Partner with other nurses against tobacco use.
Andrea Brassard, DNSc, MPH, FNP, is the former Project Manager of Tobacco Free Nurses at the American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Nurses Foundation (ANF). ANA and ANF are partners in the Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative. The project manager coordinates implementation of project deliverables, facilitates information-sharing between partners, and develops and disseminates program information. Dr. Brassard is currently on faculty and teaches nurse practitioner students at the George Washington University School of Nursing. She has been actively involved in continuing nursing education at the Constituent Member Association and District Nurses Association level and in staff development. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she counsels clients of all ages regarding smoking cessation. She holds a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a DNSc in Health Policy.
The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.
Contact Hours: 1.8
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013
Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00