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Medication Management

Navigating Cannabis in Clinical Practice – CSRT

Navigating Cannabis in Clinical Practice is an evidence-based, certificate-level program separated into 6 modules. Each module allows you to explore the topic and then test your knowledge. Module 6 brings it all together with two patient case scenarios that require you to apply your knowledge to practice.

Upon successful completion of all 6 modules, a link to the program certificate will appear in the Achievement Box on this page.

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DURATION

9 hrs

PROFESSION

Allied Health

# OF CREDITS

9.0

ACCREDITATION

CSRT

EXPIRY DATE

2022-06-25

Navigating Cannabis in Clinical Practice is an evidence-based, certificate-level program separated into 6 modules. Each module allows you to explore the topic and then test your knowledge. Module 6 brings it all together with two patient case scenarios that require you to apply your knowledge to practice.

Upon successful completion of all 6 modules, a link to the program certificate will appear in the Achievement Box on this page.

Click the Modules below and start learning now!

Faculty

Carlene Oleksyn, BSc (Pharm), CDE

Claude Cyr, MD

Michael Boivin, B. Pharm., CDE, CTE, CTH

Michael Kani, BSc, MSc, BSPhm, RPh, PharmD

With special appreciation to Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, MD, FRCPC, and the Canadian Rheumatology Association.

Learning objectives

Module 1 - Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System

1. Review the different Canadian legislation associated with cannabis and cannabinoids

2. Describe components of the endocannabinoid system

3. Examine the key pharmacology of cannabis 

4. Review the current prescription cannabinoids in Canada and other regions of the world

Module 2 ‚Äď Cannabinoid Evidence¬†

1. Review the evidence supporting the prescription cannabinoids nabilone and nabiximols 

2. Discuss the key systematic reviews and guidelines regarding cannabinoid evidence 

3. Describe the cannabis position statements from a number of key associations and regulatory bodies 

Module 3 ‚Äď Precautions of Cannabis Use

1. Determine the patients where cannabis is contraindicated and not recommended 

2. Counsel patients on the cannabis adverse effects 

3. Assess a patient for potential cannabis-related drug interactions 

4. Review the impact of cannabis on driving  

5. Manage a patient experiencing acute cannabis toxicity  

Module 4 ‚Äď Acquiring Cannabis in Canada

1. Examine the key components of the Cannabis Act for medical and recreational cannabis  

2. Review the different groups responsible for the distribution of cannabis  

3. Review the key principles of treating patients with medical cannabis  

4. Discuss the distribution and authorization of medical cannabis in Canada 

Module 5 ‚Äď Initiation, Monitoring and Addressing Potential Issues¬†

1. Determine goals of therapy and the initiation of cannabis therapy  

2. Review key factors when monitoring a patient on medical cannabis 

3. Examine the documentation recommendations for people taking cannabis  

4. Manage issues that may occur with patients taking cannabis  

Module 6 ‚Äď Translating Cannabis Knowledge into Practice

1. Assess the potential benefits and risks of using medical cannabis in a diverse patient population  

2. Counsel a patient using cannabis for recreational purposes 

3. Evaluate factors that could affect the utilization of cannabis in specific patient populations 

4. Apply cannabis knowledge from this program to different patients seen in practice  

Accreditation

This educational offering has been approved for 9.0 continuing education credits/professional development credits by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. MDBriefCase maintains all responsibility for this offering and its content.
Cost of course:  
# of credits: 9.0
Duration: 9 hrs

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