Nursing: Medical Marijuana: Use and Indications
26.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
This course is intended for educational purposes only and in no way, encourages, endorses, or supports the use of marijuana. 

The course presents the latest information about medical marijuana and is designed to help nurses understand its use, history, risks, benefits, and related best practices.  Although various state laws permit the medical and sometimes recreational use of marijuana, it is critical to note that according to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 801, et seq., marijuana is categorized under Schedule I, indicating that it has no accepted medicinal value. As a result, the cultivation, purchase, possession, use, and sale of marijuana are prohibited by United States federal law.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe two differences between THC and CBD.
  • Identify two medical indications for marijuana.
  • Name marijuana’s main psychoactive component.
  • Characterize three dysphoric reactions associated with marijuana use.
  • Identify three different methods of ingesting marijuana.
  • Understand some differences in legalization laws from one state to another.
  • State potential uses for medical marijuana in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, depression, cancer, MS, chronic pain, and epilepsy.
  • Distinguish the pharmacological activities associated with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.
  • Characterize one potential adverse effect of marijuana on unborn fetuses.

About the Author:
Shellie D. Hill, DNP, FNP-BC, is an assistant professor in the MSN-NP program at Saint Louis University, where she teaches the clinical courses for the family nurse practitioner students, and advanced health assessment with clinical decision making and health promotion to MSN students. She has been a practicing family nurse practitioner for 19 years and an RN for 25 years. Most of her practice has been in primary care, but she also has experience in urgent care and cardiology. Her current practice is in corporate health.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition .
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Medical Marijuana: Use and Indications - N33919

26.95
About the Course:
This course is intended for educational purposes only and in no way, encourages, endorses, or supports the use of marijuana. 

The course presents the latest information about medical marijuana and is designed to help nurses understand its use, history, risks, benefits, and related best practices.  Although various state laws permit the medical and sometimes recreational use of marijuana, it is critical to note that according to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 801, et seq., marijuana is categorized under Schedule I, indicating that it has no accepted medicinal value. As a result, the cultivation, purchase, possession, use, and sale of marijuana are prohibited by United States federal law.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe two differences between THC and CBD.
  • Identify two medical indications for marijuana.
  • Name marijuana’s main psychoactive component.
  • Characterize three dysphoric reactions associated with marijuana use.
  • Identify three different methods of ingesting marijuana.
  • Understand some differences in legalization laws from one state to another.
  • State potential uses for medical marijuana in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, depression, cancer, MS, chronic pain, and epilepsy.
  • Distinguish the pharmacological activities associated with the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors.
  • Characterize one potential adverse effect of marijuana on unborn fetuses.

About the Author:
Shellie D. Hill, DNP, FNP-BC, is an assistant professor in the MSN-NP program at Saint Louis University, where she teaches the clinical courses for the family nurse practitioner students, and advanced health assessment with clinical decision making and health promotion to MSN students. She has been a practicing family nurse practitioner for 19 years and an RN for 25 years. Most of her practice has been in primary care, but she also has experience in urgent care and cardiology. Her current practice is in corporate health.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition .
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.