Everything You Need to Know About Medical Cannabis

Description

Patients’ questions about medical cannabis will only grow more common. Be prepared to give the right answers—thanks to this evidence-based discussion of benefits, risks, laws, and more.

This session is part of the Trending Topics in Ambulatory Care series and  provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the high-level pharmacy professional planning to take the BCACP examination or for those seeking BCACP recertification credit.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current regulatory status of cannabis
  2. Explain the clinical pharmacology of cannabis and its active components.
  3. Interpret clinical studies of various conditions, including opioid use disorder, to determine the effectiveness and adverse effects of medical cannabis.
  4. Discuss health-system policies and procedures for cannabis use.
  5. Recommend actions pharmacists should take  to improve patient safety issues, discuss dosing strategies, manage potential drug interactions, and provide effective counseling for patients who use cannabis.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current regulatory status of cannabis
  2. Explain the clinical pharmacology of cannabis and its active components.
  3. Interpret clinical studies of various conditions, including opioid use disorder, to determine the effectiveness and adverse effects of medical cannabis.
  4. Discuss health-system policies and procedures for cannabis use.
  5. Recommend actions pharmacists should take  to improve patient safety issues, discuss dosing strategies, manage potential drug interactions, and provide effective counseling for patients who use cannabis.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Kathleen
Kathleen Collins, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Craig Hospital
 
Laura
Laura Borgelt, PharmD, MBA, FCCP, BCPS
Associate Dean and Professor
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Ambulatory Care, Early New Practitioner, Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Sunday, March 22
Time: 
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: 
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 12-13
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.15
Activity Type:
Application-based