1024-19: Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: What Nurses Need to Know

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1024-19:  Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: What Nurses Need to Know 

This presentation reviews current demographics related to the use of cannabis in the United States. The presenter will review how manipulation of the substance produces more potent products that increase the risk of medical and psychological harm. Assessment, treatment and future trends related to cannabis will be discussed.

  Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, MHCNS-BC, FIAAN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  1 hour 47 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe current trends in cannabis use, medical and psychological complications, and how to effectively screen for problematic cannabis use and cannabis use disorder (CUD).

Keywords:  Cannabis, Cannabis Use Disorder, THC

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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