Introductory Pricing

$89.00

Credits: 5 CME/CE credits.
Mobile-friendly: Yes
Course Access: 12 months

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Overview

The Utah Medical Cannabis Program Required Course Bundle has been approved by the Utah Department of Health and satisfies the Utah educational requirements to become a practitioner with the Utah Medical Cannabis Program. The Utah Medical Cannabis Program Required Course Bundle introduces the reader to the endocannabinoid system and its interaction with the components of the cannabis plant, and addresses administration, therapeutic use, drug metabolism, physiologic and cognitive effects, potential risks, and drug interactions. This course bundle also provides information that assists clinicians in effectively treating and counseling CBD consumers.

The Utah Medical Cannabis Program Required Course Bundle is composed of three components:

  • A Nationally Approved CME/CE Medical Marijuana Course
  • CBD in Clinical Care
  • The Utah Medical Cannabis Law Course

The use of marijuana in obstetric patients, pediatric patients, adolescent patients and elderly patients is discussed in detail. In addition, the health effects of marijuana and cannabinoids in epilepsy are reviewed.  Important considerations for patients with ischemic heart disease, hepatic disease, psychotic illness, and those with a history of drug dependence are provided.
This course bundle also addresses the use of CBD in clinical care, and the information will assist clinicians in effectively treating and counseling CBD consumers. The physiological effects of CBD, CBD drug interactions, CBD’s side effects, and the conditions for which CBD has been shown by evidence-based clinical studies to be efficacious are all discussed in this course bundle.
The Utah medical cannabis program rules and regulations are outlined, as well.

Subscribers can complete the curriculum and refer back to the content at any point during their 12-month subscription period.

Content provides Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Psychological Association (APA) credits, and American General Dentistry (AGD) PACE credits.

I don’t plan on recommending marijuana…why would I take this course?

Whether or not you have any intention of recommending medical marijuana for patient care, you need to be well educated in this clinical area because your patients will be seeking your expert advice and guidance for this medication. Further, some of your patients may already be utilizing medical marijuana and you will need to be aware of its physiologic effects as well as its  potential drug interactions. As such, expertise in the endocannabinoid system and medical marijuana is paramount for most doctors, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, and other allied health professionals to remain that respected guide for their patients’ overall healthcare.  And, your patients will appreciate that you chose to go the extra distance in being prepared to address their health questions related to the endocannabinoid system and the clinical aspects of medical marijuana.

Table of Contents:

A Nationally Approved CME/CE Medical Marijuana Course is comprised of 5 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: The Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids
    Lesson 1 introduces the reader to the endocannabinoid system and its interaction with the components of the cannabis plant. Lesson 1 also includes an explanation of the  pharmacological properties of the major and minor phytocannabinoids.
  • Lesson 2: Marijuana Products, Modes of Administration and Pharmacology
    Lesson 2  discusses a variety of  marijuana products, various modes of administration and the pharmacologic properties of marijuana and cannabinoid-based products.
  • Lesson 3: Precautions: The Use of Cannabinoid-based Drugs in Special Patient Populations
    Lesson 3 addresses the use of marijuana in obstetric patients, pediatric patients, adolescent patients and elderly patients.  Important considerations for patients with ischemic heart disease, hepatic disease, psychotic illness, and those with a history of drug dependence are provided, as well.
  • Lesson 4: Precautions: Cannabinoid-based Drug Metabolism and Potential Cannabinoid-based Drug Interactions
    Lesson 4 also discusses cannabinoid-based drug metabolism and potential cannabinoid-based drug interactions.
  • Lesson 5: Physiologic and Cognitive Effects of Marijuana
    Lesson 5 provides a detailed description of the physiologic and cognitive effects of marijuana.

CBD in Clinical Care is comprised of 4 lessons:

  • Lesson 1: CBD Interacts with Multiple Signaling Systems
    Lesson 1 reviews CBD’s interactions with the endocannabinoid system and many other signaling systems.
  • Lesson 2: Drug:Drug Interactions, CBD Pharmacology, and CBD Products
    Lesson 2 explores the metabolism of CBD, CBD drug interactions, and CBD pharmacology. It also introduces the reader to some of the CBD products currently sold in stores and online.
  • Lesson 3: Clinical Applications
    Lesson 3 discusses the clinical applications of CBD, including for treatment resistant epilepsy. This lesson also explains the current state of CBD research.
  • Lesson 4: The CBD Consumer Should Know
    Lesson 4 highlights the current quality control standards for CBD.

A course on state-specific rules and regulations is offered.

Faculty

Editor-in-Chief:
Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD

CME-certified Activity

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychologists, and dentists interested in the use of cannabinoids.

CME Certification

Content provides Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Psychological Association (APA) credits, and American General Dentistry (AGD) PACE credits.

This curriculum offers up to 5 hours of ACCME , ANCC, ACPE, AANP, and AGD PACE credits. This curriculum offers up to 5 APA credits.

Expires May 21, 2023. Full accreditation information is available upon purchase.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the endocannabinoid system
  • Discuss the components of the endocannabinoid system 
  • List some of the many functions of the endocannabinoid system
  • Define cannabis
  • Define marijuana
  • Define hemp
  • Define phytocannabinoid
  • Describe some of the phytocannabinoids
  • List a variety of marijuana products
  • Describe various modes of marijuana administration
  • Describe the pharmacokinetic profile of marijuana for several modes of administration
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of psychotic illness
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with ischemic heart disease
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with hepatic disease
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a history of drug abuse
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in patients with a hypersensitivity to cannabis-based products
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in obstetric patients 
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in pediatric/adolescent patients
  • Discuss the use of cannabinoid-based drugs in elderly patients
  • List the enzymes responsible for the metabolism of three phytocannabinoids (THC, CBD and CBN)
  • Identify clinically significant drug interactions that may occur with cannabinoid-based drugs
  • List multiple factors that influence the physiologic and cognitive effects of marijuana
  • Discuss the physiologic effects of marijuana
  • Discuss the cognitive effects of marijuana
  • Describe how marijuana affects CNS function
  • Describe how marijuana affects appetite and metabolism
  • Describe how marijuana affects gastrointestinal function
  • Describe how marijuana affects cardiovascular function
  • Describe how marijuana affects the reproductive system
  • Describe how marijuana affects the eye
  • Describe how cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis product, interacts with the endocannabinoid system and other receptor systems
  • Describe the metabolism of CBD
  • List some of CBD’s potential drug:drug interactions
  • List the potential adverse events associated with CBD consumption
  • Explain the current scientific evidence supporting the clinical use of CBD

Global Contact Information

For information about the approval of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete all course lessons. Participants must also score at least 70% on each chapter quiz. Upon completion of all lessons and quizzes, you must also complete the evaluation form. Your certificate will be available to download upon completion of the evaluation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and The Answer Page do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities

State-Specific Resources

Upon purchase of the course, you will have 12 months to complete the course and have full access to all of the educational content for that 12 month period.
This course also informs the reader about the legal and medical considerations in the recommendation of medical marijuana, and addresses the parts of H.B. 3001, including the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, that would be of interest to a Utah healthcare provider.
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