Integration of Medical Marijuana in Long-Term Care: Positives and Pitfalls

Date: June 26, 2019

Time: 07:00PM - 08:30PM

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As medical cannabis use becomes more popular and prevalent in the US population, it is important to address the specific logistical considerations when attempting to integrate medical cannabis into the care plans for patients in long-term care. Because of the regulatory environment in long-term care and the patient population, recommendations concerning medical cannabis must be tailored to meet the needs of this environment. This webinar will address the state of science concerning medical cannabis that is specific to the long-term care population. The program will also address legal and regulatory issues that will need to be traversed before integrating medical cannabis into care plans safely.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify challenges that Long-term facilities/services may face as they are incorporating medical cannabis into their patient care plans
  • Understand why medical cannabis may be effective in symptom management for pain, dementia, Parkinson disease, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis
  • Address pharmacology and potential medication interactions of medical cannabis, and make basic dosing recommendations

Speaker(s):

Credit Information:

1.50- CMD Clinical
1.50- MOC
1.50- CME

Disclosure Information:

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.

The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome – Genesis HealthCare: Full-Time Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD – UHG-Optum: Full-Time Employee; all others have no financial relationships to disclose.

The Online Education Subcommittees have no financial relationships to disclose.

The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.