Systemic Effects of Cocaine
by Instructor: Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
Credentialed for: Social Work CEUs | ContinuingEducation.com

$20.00

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Course Overview

Cocaine has a tremendous impact on the central nervous system, constricting blood vessels and increasing heart rate and blood pressure, which can contribute to myocardial infarction and stroke. Cocaine use can also adversely impact the pulmonary system, renal function, and neurological function. The signs and symptoms of cocaine abuse and acute intoxication overlap with those of other substances. Healthcare professionals need to be aware of the presentation of cocaine intoxication to establish early diagnosis and intervention. Primary management in the acute period involves symptomatic care, and, once stable, patients can be helped with recovery from addiction through comprehensive, multidisciplinary interventions. This educational activity will address cardiovascular and pulmonary effects of cocaine use as well as the management of cocaine intoxication.

About the Course Author

Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD, is a pharmacist and medical communicator. Gibson trained as a hospital pharmacist specializing in internal medicine and acute care, and, in this role, helped implement patient safety initiatives and investigate medication errors and adverse drug reactions in hospital settings. She evaluates and consults on clinical performance and risk reduction in the healthcare industry and in other high-reliability organizations. Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (8 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-720506
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    N/A


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE737
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-02-27
  • Learning Objectives:

    List the effects of cocaine on the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems; Outline the acute cardiac management of a cocaine-intoxicated patient; Present a profile of cocaine, including incidence of use, action, and administration
  • 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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