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Medical Marijuana Risk/Benefit Profile: Is it Safe

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Medical marijuana, derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, is used to alleviate symptoms caused by certain medical conditions. While it shows promise for conditions like chronic pain, nausea, and muscle spasms, its safety profile remains under scrutiny. Benefits include pain relief, improved appetite, and potential immune-boosting effects. However, risks include increased heart rate, impaired concentration, and potential addiction. The FDA has approved specific cannabinoids for epilepsy and chemotherapy-induced nausea. As research continues, medical marijuana’s role remains complex, balancing relief with potential side effects

ATECAM has developed a series of easily accessible and affordable educational courses focused on various aspects of medical marijuana initiatives. The course content is designed and presented by experts in the field.

Medical Marijuana Risk/Benefit Profile: Is it Safe:

This course is approved for 1 Nusring Contact Hour. You must complete the module to get your certificate. You will have a 10 question comprehensive post test at the end. You must acheive a passing score of 70%. You can retake the test as many time as you want. Remember, each course has a PDF download and questions are based on the the content in the PDF.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe what is endocannabinoid system

  2. Identify common adverse effects of medical cannabis use.

  3. Identify contraindications to medical cannabis use.

  4. Describe medical cannabis drug interactions.

  5. Describe respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, neuropsychiatric, reproductive and other risks associated with medical cannabis use.

Course Material

  • Medical Marijuana  Risk/Benefit Profile: Is it  Safe
    Terrence Shenfield MS, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, NPS, AE-C 
  • Watch this YouTube video for course content   59 Minutes
  • Note: PDF of the topic will be available in the "Material" Section

Course creation date:10/30/23

ATECAM LLC is an approved provider of Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation