Medicinal Cannabis: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

by Instructor: Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT
Credentialed for: Medication Aide

$26.00

i 1.50 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT, is associate professor of nursing at University of Maine at Augusta and president of the American Cannabis Nurses Association. Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, RYT 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 (11 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    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.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.0 hours of nan continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS

    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.


  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-713164
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) 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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) 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.


    Type Activity: Knowledge Target Audience Designation: T


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-WEB361
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Briefly discuss the endocannabinoid system and how holistic-integrative modalities support endocannabinoid system health.; Discuss functional aspects of utilizing cannabis as a therapeutic modality including the entourage effect of its components, ingestion methods, dosing, and recreational vs medicinal use of cannabis including pertinent medication interactions, side effects and other safety issues.; Examine the available evidence around effectiveness of medicinal cannabis for specific disease issues.; Review legal-ethical issues related to specific state laws and state practice acts related to cannabis and how these issues impact the interprofessional team.; Review the history of cannabis prohibition.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; 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.
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