The 411 on 420: The Basics of Medical Cannabis

The webinar, led by Kimberly Danebrock, JD, RN, CPPS, Director of Risk Management, CAPAssurance, is now available for free on-demand learning and is eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. To access the course, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the secure link here.
  2. Follow the instructions on the “Sign-Up” page to create your account. If you have an existing account, select “Login” to access your dashboard and skip step 3.  
  3. After you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email to verify your account. Once verified, you will be able to access your course dashboard.
  4. On your dashboard, select the course titled “The 411 on 420: The Basics of Medical Cannabis,” which will be displayed under “Catalog.”  
  5. Upon completion of the course, you will earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and a certificate of proof.

Description

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, physician may be unprepared to discuss the benefits, risks, and side effects of cannabis. 

This CME activity aims to provide learners with 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. 

The 411 on 420: The Basics of Medical Cannabis will educate physician and advanced practice professional learners on the differences in effect between the three different Cannabis strains, as well as, the two most used chemicals (THC and CBD).  It is important to also educate learners in what products patients may be using, asking about and the health issues that might be associated with a particular patient’s use. 

The course describes what healthcare providers need to know, what symptoms, conditions and/or diagnoses medical cannabis is indicated, as well as the risks, benefits and side effects. 

This activity will also address unconscious bias and stereotyping which are working in the background of the physician patient relationship. It will explain that in order to help patients, learners need to understand that bias exists and how stereotyping affects the healthcare provider and the care provided to the patient. 

Summary of Content:

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is a physician-owned and physician-directed corporation created to provide California physicians with medical professional liability coverage and other services related to their medical practice.  We have collected decades of medical malpractice claims which provide us with the opportunity to analyze, identify the root causes of patient injury and provide education which addresses the deficiencies. 

The purpose of the CAP CME activity is to provide education that promotes change, development and improvement for our physician learners and other health care learners.  Our CME activity provides high-quality, evidence-based educational activities that are developed to increase physician competence, enhance practice performance, and/or promote patient safety and whenever possible, improve patient outcomes in the populations served by our learners.  

General Information

You are not required to complete this Curriculum in one sitting.  Our site will track your progress and allow you to log in at a later date to complete the activity.  The full activity will take approximately one (1)) hour to complete and is presented as a recorded lecture format.  In order to receive credit for completing the activity, you will be required to complete the evaluation presented at the end of the activity. 

Target Audience:  This education is intended for all prescribers of schedule II-IV controlled substances.  Physician learners of all specialties and practice locations and other health professionals including nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the targeted audience.

Release Date:  October 1, 2019

Expiration Date:  October 1, 2021

CME Granting Organization: 

Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

333 S. Hope St., 8th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

800-252-7706

Website: www.capphysicians.com

Content Disclaimer

The information presented in this program should not be considered legal advice applicable to a specific situation. Legal guidance for individual matters should be obtained from a retained attorney.

Policies

Copyright Policy This material is copyrighted © 2018 by the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc

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Contact us at riskmanagement@capphysicians.com or 800-252-0555 Cooperative of American Physicians Inc., 333 South Hope St., 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

Copyright © 2019 Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc

Hardware and Software Requirements

To view our internet online presentations, your computer must meet the requirements below:

Hardware: Participants must have a personal computer with internet connection and speakers or an iOS or Android mobile device.

Operating Systems and Browsers

Windows 10 and later:

Internet Explorer 10 (requires Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later)

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Firefox 55.0 or later 

Mac OSX 10.11 and later:

Safari 10 and later

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Firefox 55.0 or later 

iPad iOS 10.0 and later:

Safari

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Android Tablets OS 7.0 (Nougat) and later

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Smartphones: Not recommended

Bandwidth:  High Speed or DSL

About the Authors

This activity was prepared by the CAP Risk Management & Patient Safety staff who have many years of experience as experts and thought leaders in clinical risk management, practice management and adverse event handling.  These highly qualified individuals have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with learners to help reduce risk and increase the quality of patient care.

Accreditation Statement

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.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the IMQ/CMA by the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. 

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Conflict of Interest Policy

CAP requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the activity. The disclosures have been reviewed for any relevant financial relationships and subject to a mechanism to identify and resolve any conflicts of interest.

Disclosure Statement

The authors, editors, reviewers and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with an IMQ/CMA defined commercial interest to disclose.

No other person was in a position to control the content, presentation or evaluation of this educational activity. 

With respect to this CME activity, the following disclosures were obtained:

Planners, Author(s) & Speakers  

Ann Whitehead, JD, RN – Read Bio.  Nothing to disclose

Diana Douglas, CPHRM - Read Bio.  Nothing to disclose

Editor(s)

Ann Whitehead, JD, RN – Vice President, Risk Management & Patient Safety

Statement Regarding Commercial Support

No commercial support was applied for or received for this online activity.

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members (Education Committee and RM Staff)

JEFF SHAPIRO, MD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICAL

 

SPEAKER

Topic not relevant

 

 

PARATEK PHARMACEUTICAL

SPEAKER

Topic not relevant

 

 

PFIZER/BMS PHARMACEUTICAL

SPEAKER

Topic not relevant

 

 

TRANENTERIX SURGICAL

STOCK HOLDER

Topic not relevant

 

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOSPITALIST NETWORK

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

Topic not relevant

 

 

PHYSICIAN, COMPANION HOSPICE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

Topic not relevant

GREG LIZER, MD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

N/A

ROGER ENG, MD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

CARESTREAM

ADVISORY BOARD

Topic not relevant

 

 

ADVANCED CLINICAL/GOOGLE

MEDICAL SPECIALIST

Topic not relevant

 

 

APPLE, GOOGLE, iROBOT, GILEAD SCIENCE, CELGENE

STOCK HOLDER

Topic not relevant

STACIE MACDONALD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

N/A

NIKAN KHATIBI, DO

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

N/A

Kimberly Danebrock, JD, RN, CPPS

Director of Risk Management, CAPAssurance

Planner, presenter

NONE

NONE

N/A

ANN WHITEHEAD, RN, JD

VP RISK MANAGEMENT/ PLANNER

NONE

NONE

N/A

 

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

By the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Recognize our bias and how our views of these stereotypes affect us and our care
  2. Identify the three species of cannabis.
  3. Discuss cannabinoids derived from plant form and synthetic forms.
  4. Describe the differences between the chemicals THC and CBD.
  5. Describe the risks and benefits of medical cannabis to accurately counsel patients.
  6. Identify contributing factors involving medical cannabis that jeopardize patient safety and increase liability risk.
  7. Discuss risk management and patient safety strategies that will improve patient outcomes with patients utilizing medical cannabis.
Learning Assessment; Method and Medium

Learning Assessment

There will be a post-test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

 Method and Medium

To obtain CME/credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation survey and pass the post-test with 8 of 10 correct answers.Then you will be able to print your certificate online. 

NP, PA & RN Information

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will earn a certificate of completion.

Bibliography

www.justice.gov

www.cmanet.org

Pub Med or Scholar Google

Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research at UCSD www.cmcr.ucsd.edu

GW Pharmaceuticals

American Medical Association

Medical Board of CA

SB 643

(Business & Professions Code §2525.2; S.B. 643, Stats. 2015,  ch. 719.)

(Health & Safety Code §11362.7.)