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Course Overview

According to a 2019 national survey, approximately 5.5 million Americans aged 12 years and older used cocaine in the past year. Once used in the medical field as an anesthetic, cocaine is now a schedule II substance due to its abuse potential. Cocaine is a powerful vasoconstrictor, adversely impacting the cardiac, pulmonary, renal, and neurological systems. The signs and symptoms of cocaine use and acute intoxication may overlap with those of other substances. Healthcare professionals need to be aware of the presentation of cocaine intoxication to establish early diagnosis and intervention. This educational activity will address the systemic effects of cocaine use as well as the management of cocaine intoxication. The goal of this course is to provide information about the systemic effects of cocaine use and management of acute cocaine intoxication.

About the Course Author

Johnny earned his B.S. Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has earned certificates in Medication Therapy Management, Immunizations, and Asthma Therapy Management. He serves as Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Relias and has over 15 years of experience serving in areas of behavioral health including as a psychiatric consultant pharmacist and the pharmaceutical industry. He develops clinical analytic solutions and provides clinical considerations. He has served on the Executive Board of Directors for CMHCs and other medical organizations. He has also served as a cardiovascular consultant pharmacist, pharmacy manager, as an APPE preceptor, and on the college of pharmacy dean’s advisory council. Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN is a SME writer for Relias with over 12 years of acute care experience in nursing. She began working in adult critical care at Wake Med Cary Hospital in 2011, obtained her CCRN certification in 2016, and served in the role of Rapid Response/Code Blue/Rounding RN for over 2 years. Laura has a passion for education and excellence in nursing care. She has been involved in numerous special projects and educational activities to improve staff development, evidence-based clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. She continues to strive for excellence in education and clinical development as an acute care course writer. Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.75HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.70HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.7 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.75HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CSE
  • Hours:

    0.75
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-04-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the drug cocaine, including incidence of use, action, and administration.; Discuss the acute management of a patient with cocaine intoxication.; List at least three effects of cocaine on the cardiovascular, pulmonary, or renal systems.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Systemic Effects of Cocaine
    Overview
    Chemical Action and Metabolism
    Administration
    Adverse Cardiovascular Effects
    Adverse Pulmonary Effects
    System Findings Associated with Stimulant Use
    Management of Acute Intoxication
    Complex Problem, Complicated Management
    Summary
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Larry
    Section 4: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.