“We urge nurses and anyone interested to take advantage of this timely opportunity to access the latest information about cannabinoid medicine ,” said Theresa Daniello of TDCANN.
CLEVELAND, Ohio (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
Nurses, healthcare professionals and the general public are invited by the American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) to learn about why cannabis is a safe and effective medication for a wide array of illnesses and conditions. The one-day continuing education (CE) seminar, “ACNA Core Curriculum for Cannabis Nursing,” is being offered on April 1 or April 2 at Aloft Cleveland Downtown.
This CE event was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses attending the seminar are eligible for six (6) contact hours of continuing educational (CE) credits.
The seminar comes at a time when the political landscape on the issue is dynamic—several medical cannabis issues are being proposed and, in some states, approved. Ohio currently has several pending legislative and ballot measures that are considered “pro-medical” marijuana.
A Quinnipiac poll on the legalization of medical marijuana conducted last February showed overwhelming support by Ohioans—87% of the nearly 1400 respondents to the poll were open to legalizing medical cannabis in the state.
“We urge nurses and anyone interested to take advantage of this timely opportunity to access the latest information about cannabinoid medicine ,” said Theresa Daniello of TDCANN. “This event will provide nurses a solid understanding of the history, science, legality, and application of cannabis as a medicine—something they will need to know as Ohio initiatives regarding medical cannabis become reality.”
The one-day CE seminar will include an overview of cannabis as medicine including history, federal status, and current legal status. The nurse’s role in patient care and education regarding the safe use of cannabis, including ingestion methodologies and interactions with prescription opiates, will be discussed.
Other topics include:
•Safe Cultivation, Storage, Handling and Use: What nurses need to know
•The Endocannabinoid System
•Clinical Applications in Medical-Surgical Nursing
•Clinical Applications in Mental Health Nursing
•Side Effects and Medical Risks related to Cannabis Use
•Cannabis Dosage, Methods of Administration, and Healthy Benefits of Hemp
•Legal and Social Risks related to Cannabis Use
•Cannabis Risk of Addiction and Interaction with Opioids
•Clinical Implications for Nurses
•Location: Cleveland, Ohio @ Aloft Cleveland Downtown
•Hosted By TDCANN
•Registration fee: $295 for Non-members with CEs and the General Public, $195 for ACNA Members
•Dates: April 1, 2015 OR April 2, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information and to register, contact: https://tdcann.com/register/
The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) is a national organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of endocannabinoid therapeutics among nurses. It was founded by a small group of dedicated nurses who saw the need for an organization to bring nurses together in a collegial and informational capacity to discuss the growing use of cannabis in medicine. Its mission is to advance excellence in cannabis nursing practice through advocacy, collaboration, education, research and policy development.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (Approval valid through 5/08/2016. Assigned ONA #17207)