IMAGINGVaping: What Every Emergency Nurse Practitioner Should Know!Cerepani, Mary Jo DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, CEN; Lynch, Michael MD; Ramponi, Denise R. DNP, FNP-C, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, CENEditor(s): Ramponi, Denise R. DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAEN, FAANP, CEN, Column Editor Author Information Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Dr Cerepani); Pittsburgh Poison Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Dr Lynch); Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine and Divisions of Adolescent & Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Dr Lynch); School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania (Dr Ramponi); and Convenient Care settings, Heritage Valley Health System, Sewickley, Pennsylvania (Dr Ramponi). Corresponding Author: Mary Jo Cerepani, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, CEN, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3600 Forbes at Meyran Avenue, Forbes Tower, Suite 10028, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: April/June 2020 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - p 90-95 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000295 Buy Metrics Abstract As of December 10, 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2,668 hospitalized cases of lung injury and 60 deaths associated with use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, or “vaping.” In many cases, patients required multiple health care visits prior to diagnosis. Recognition of the risk factors, symptoms, and examination findings that have been consistently reported is critical to making the diagnosis and initiating treatment early in the progression of disease. The precise mechanism and causative agent have yet to be elucidated, but the association with vaping has been established. Multidisciplinary collaboration among health care providers, poison centers, health departments, reference laboratories, and the CDC will be necessary to identify the cause and prevent further harm. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.