Clearing the Air: E-cigs and Vaping, Dr. Courtney Gamston
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This presentation is designed to inform pharmacists and pharmacy technicians about the state of current knowledge about electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Since their introduction into the market in 2007, the use of ENDS has exploded and expanded into not only the adult population but also to include an alarming number of the country's youth. Within the last two years, the link between ENDS and potentially fatal lung infections and damage has increased the focus on safety and use of these devices. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are well-positioned to provide education and recommendations to patients with questions about these devices as well as identify individuals potentially experiencing E-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI). This presentation will update pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on what is currently known about ENDS and their use in order to prepare them to address patient questions in their daily practices.
Courtney Gamston is a 2013 graduate from the Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP). She is an Ambulatory Care Clinician and serves as a Professor of Experiential Practice in the Clinical Affairs and Outreach (CAO) unit at HSOP. In this role, she precepts the P2 Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and community-based Interprofessional Education (IPE) clinics for the P3 class. Her practice involves working with patients in-person and via telepharmacy to improve their care and manage their chronic disease states. Dr. Gamston also serves as the Residency Project Coordinator for the PGY-1 Residency in Ambulatory Care through CAO. Her current research focuses on establishing, improving, and maintaining sustainable ambulatory care pharmacy services. Areas of focus include prediabetes, diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. Dr. Gamston's research is focused not only to the provision of medication therapy management but also on patient education services that improve self-care behaviors and overall health. Another facet of this work is improving the education of pharmacy students in the realm of patient education and medication/disease state management in the ambulatory care setting.
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