Cannabinoids: Physiology, Clinical Effects, and Risks

July 30, 2020

   The purpose of the program is to provide evidence-based education regarding the mechanism of action, purported and supported therapeutic effects, addictive nature, adverse effects, toxicity, and treatment of cannabinoid use as well as discussion of synthetic cannabinoids, an emerging class of illicitly used psychoactive substances.

 

12:00-12:10

Understand the basic pharmacology and clinical effects of marijuana and its constituent chemicals

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:10-12:20

Review potential for therapeutic use as well as existing medical data

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:20-12:30

Explore the adverse effects of medical and recreational marijuana as well as demonstrated and potential public health impacts.

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:30-12:40

Discuss synthetic cannabinoid mechanism of action and clinical toxicity

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:40 –12:50

Review treatment options for adverse effects associated with cannabinoid use

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:50-1:00

Q&A

Dr. Michael Lynch

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  1. Express understanding of the basic pharmacology and clinical effects of marijuana and its constituent chemicals
  2. Discuss the potential for therapeutic use as well as existing medical data
  3. Discuss the adverse effects of medical and recreational marijuana, and the potential public health impacts of both
  4. Discuss synthetic cannabinoid mechanism of action and clinical toxicity
  5. Support treatment options for adverse effects associated with cannabinoid use

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/01/2020
Course expires: 
08/28/2020
Event starts: 
07/30/2020 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
07/30/2020 - 11:30am

12:00-12:10

Understand the basic pharmacology and clinical effects of marijuana and its constituent chemicals

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:10-12:20

Review potential for therapeutic use as well as existing medical data

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:20-12:30

Explore the adverse effects of medical and recreational marijuana as well as demonstrated and potential public health impacts.

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:30-12:40

Discuss synthetic cannabinoid mechanism of action and clinical toxicity

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:40 –12:50

Review treatment options for adverse effects associated with cannabinoid use

Dr. Michael Lynch

12:50-1:00

Q&A

Dr. Michael Lynch

UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Michael Lynch, MD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, and Pediatrics; Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

CCM CEU will be provide for 1 CEU and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

SW CEU will be provided for 1 CEU from the Pitt School of Social Work

 

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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