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.
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