This course prepares the healthcare professional with a basic overview of cannabis as medicine. Contents include a brief history of cannabis use and prohibition, safety-ethical-legal concerns, the human endocannabinoid system, an overview of the cannabis plant components, and cannabis as an evidence-based medicine. Learners will explore ways cannabis can be ingested, dosing approaches, side effects, and medication interactions. Implications for various healthcare professions are explored, and professional guidelines, ethics, and advocacy are highlighted.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.50 Advanced CEH by Relias LLC, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Florida Board of Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Dr. Clark is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta, Professor of Medical Cannabis at Pacific College of Health and Science, and Past-President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.Disclosure: Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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