Marijuana in the Care Setting

Marijuana in the Care Setting 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with the use of marijuana (also known as cannabis) in the care setting. The history of cannabis, it’s social context, and dual status as legal in many states yet federally controlled, will be explained. Recreational and medicinal use will be discussed, including research on health effects, drug-to-drug interactions and safety concerns, and policy and procedural issues for care settings. State and federal laws about the use of cannabis will be explained.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-MCS

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (RCAL)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MCS
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the history of cannabis.
List which states have legalized cannabis use for medical or recreational use.
Explain how cannabis works in the body and ways that people ingest cannabis.
Identify the two major cannabinoids found in cannabis and their effect on the human body.
Review stories about people who have used cannabis effectively for medical reasons.
Define the role of cannabis use for dementia.
List potential adverse effects and safety issues associated with the use of marijuana.

Outline:
Hour One I. Introduction to marijuana in the care setting a. Course overview i. Purpose ii. Check point iii. Course objectives b. Introduction to marijuana i. What is marijuana? ii. Use of natural substances iii. Cannabis as a natural substance c. Why is cannabis important in the care setting? i. Changes in legalization and self-reflection on use ii. Examples of problems that medical cannabis might help 1. Chronic pain 2. Alzheimer’s and dementia a. Behavioral distress (and pain) b. Case scenario: Mary’s Alzheimer’s disease; An 89-year-old resident with behavioral distress has symptom improvement with the use of medical cannabis d. Learning about cannabis i. Glossary of terms 1. The plant and it’s use 2. Chemical properties 3. Varieties 4. Checkpoint one: multiple choice/true-false questions II. History of cannabis in the United States a. Introduction of marijuana to U.S.; industrial, medicinal, and recreational use b. Federal control of substances i. 1920s to the 1980s c. Current reforms i. Recommendations to end war on drugs ii. Global reforms iii. Decriminalization and legalization in the states 1. California’s legislative history (1996-2016) 2. The state of medical cannabis a. Legalization in U.S. 3. Decriminalization in U.S. 4. Legalization for recreational use iv. Status of federal laws 1. Cole Memorandum 2. Rohrabacher-Farr/Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment v. California’s broad legislation vi. Local government participation vii. American attitudes and use of cannabis d. Checkpoint two: True/false and multiple-choice questions III. Cannabis and the body a. Cannabis and health i. The science behind cannabis ii. Cannabis and the brain 1. Glossary 2. Cannabinoid receptors iii. Chemical compounds and effects b. Why people use cannabis i. Feel good effect ii. Therapeutic reasons 1. Pain 2. Other therapeutic uses: HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, glaucoma, and rheumatoid arthritis a. Case Scenario: Abigail’s beneficial experience with cannabis oil and tea in helping her to decrease and manage epilepsy. b. Glaucoma c. Rheumatoid arthritis d. Case Scenario: Jennifer’s rheumatoid arthritis is successfully treated with cannabis edibles and transdermal patches. c. Synthetic cannabinoids i. U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved medicines and side effects ii. The call for cannabis research d. Checkpoint three: multiple choice questions e. Consuming cannabis i. Routes of administration 1. Smoking 2. Vaporizing 3. Resin products 4. Edibles 5. Tinctures 6. Topical ointments 7. Transdermal patches ii. Cannabis in the body 1. Effects and storage 2. Dosing and tolerance 3. Adverse effects a. Intoxication b. Driving under the influence c. Long-term health effects d. Health risks e. Drug-to-drug interactions iii. How cannabis is acquired 1. Medical marijuana cards 2. California’s system f. Checkpoint Four: multiple choice and true/false questions IV. Cannabis in the care setting a. Care settings must set policies and procedures i. Resident rights and legal issues ii. Medical marijuana in the care setting 1. Questions to consider 2. State surveys V. Cannabis in the workplace a. Workplace safety b. Pre-employment drug screens i. Screening and detection of cannabis c. Employment laws and practices i. Disability and medical marijuana 1. Jamie Holden case/EEOC ii. Best practice tips d. Checkpoint Five: True/false and multiple-choice questions VI. The future of medical cannabis a. Alzheimer’s research i. Revisiting Mary’s story VII. Course Summary

Instructor: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN, is a nurse and administrative consultant in long term care. She is the CEO of ElderWise Inc, a senior living consulting and education group. Cynthia has worked as a nurse consultant for the States of Oregon and Washington,  a geriatric care manager, a regional director of clinical operations for a senior living company, and an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing. Her research in assisted living focused on the characteristics of residents in assisted living communities and the role of the nurse in assisted living. Cynthia holds a Master's of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University in nursing education. She is a Fellow of the Sigma Theta Tau/John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy.  Disclosure: Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Administrators; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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