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The 411 on 420: The Basics of Medical Cannabis

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With the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis in California and an increasing rate of acceptance and use, many physicians are already working with patients who use cannabis. Despite its popularity as one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States, physicians may be unprepared to discuss the benefits, risks, and side effects of cannabis. Join us for CAP's next webinar to learn the basics of medical cannabis, the dilemma it poses for unprepared physicians as patients seek their advice on treatment, and the inconsistencies between state and federal laws.

CME: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

At the completion of this activity the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the three species of cannabis
  2. Discuss Cannabinoids derived from plant form, synthetic and those produced naturally
  3. Describe the differences in effect between the chemicals THC and CBD
  4. Describe the risk and benefits of medicinal cannabis to accurately counsel patients
  5. Identify contributing factors, involving medicinal cannabis that jeopardize patient safety and increase liability risk
  6. Discuss risk management and patient safety strategies that will improve patient outcomes, when medicinal cannabis is prescribed by a physician or an advanced practice professional 
  7. Describe the wellness aspect of cannabis and hemp
  8. Understand that we have bias and how our views of these stereotypes affect us and our care

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. CAP designates this webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the Presenter
Kimberly Danebrock, JD, RN, CPPS
Director of Risk Management, CAPAssurance

Kimberly Danebrock JD, BSN, RN, CPPS, has 30 years of combined experience in nursing, medical-legal, and risk management and patient safety. She is a contributing writer for CAP’s various publications including the risk management and patient safety section of CAPsules, the monthly member newsletter. Ms. Danebrock develops and conducts risk management and patient safety educational presentations for physicians, residents, and office staff.

November 14, 2018
Wed 12:30 PM PST

Duration 1H 0M

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