Nurses as Data-Driven Advocates to Reduce the Impact of Firearm Injury

Author(s): Therese Richmond

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Public Policy

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Firearm injury in the United States contributes to roughly half of all suicides and is the leading cause of mortality in children and adolescents. Nurses care for patients who are victims of firearm injury and for families affected by this public health threat. In this foundational session, nurses learn the ways in which firearm injury should be treated as a disease and how to leverage their unique expertise to advocate at local, state and national levels.


  • Describe the ways in which firearm injury is a public health issue.
  • Examine nursing’s role in harm reduction and firearm injury prevention.
  • Formulate strategies to promote change with local, state, and national advocacy to leverage nursing expertise.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

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