Module 1

Cigarette smoking contributes to the development and severity of coronary artery disease. Educating patients and families regarding risk reduction related to the cardiovascular system is an essential component of patient centered care.

Read the following articles:

Johnson, M. and Pennington, N. (2014). Adolescent use of electronic cigarettes: An emergent health concern for pediatric nurses. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. doi:10.1016/j.pedn2014.11.006
American Heart Association. (2014). American Heart Association issues e-cigarettes recommendations
Initial Discussion Post:

Are there sufficient evidence-based findings for the RN to have an informed conversation with a patient and their family about the risks versus benefits of e-Cigarettes? Why or why not?

Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic.
Responses to Peers:

You are required to make two (2) responses to the initial posts of two (2) different peers. State whether you agree or disagree with their position on the amount of evidence-based findings to support a conversation about e-Cigarettes. Explain and support your position.

In your responses to your peers’ posts you must provide constructive and insightful comments that go beyond that of agree or disagree.
Your discussion postings must conform to the AD Nursing Discussion Posting Requirements [PDF, File Size 377 KB]; review the requirements prior to submitting your discussion posts. The requirements are also noted under the AD Nursing Discussion Posting Requirements discussion forum and under Course Announcements.

When you are ready to post, click on the “Create Thread” button for an initial posting or “Reply” to respond to a previous post. Then, copy/paste the text from your document into the message field, and click “Submit.” Prior to submitting any post to a discussion, please confirm there is text in the body of the post. The initial post is the first post made whether or not it contains any content. A blank initial post will be graded zero points by the instructor.

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