Lambert Center / Thomas Jefferson University
Expert Update in Therapeutic Uses of Cannabinoids
This 3.5 hour program provides an introduction to medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana). These modules provide foundational knowledge about medicinal uses of cannabis and are intended to satisfy the educational needs of clinicians who may evaluate and treat patients receiving medicinal cannabis.
Given that most clinicians did not learn about the endocannabinoid system and endogenous cannabinoid therapy during their training, these are valuable learning materials for all health care professionals. Patients need information and will turn to you -- their physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers -- for answers.
All activity participants must complete a registration form to create an account In order to remain in compliance with accreditation requirements. This information is also used to populate forms necessary for completion of the activity.
The fees for the program are detailed below.
Group discounts (8 or more learners per site) 10%. To register a group, please contact Judith Spahr at Judith.Spahr@jefferson.edu. Judith will assist with the process and ensure the 10% discount is applied.
This program provides an introduction to medicinal cannabis (medical marijuana). These programs are intended to satisfy the educational needs of clinicians who, while not directly participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health program, will nonetheless evaluate and treat patients who are receiving medicinal cannabis. Given that most clinicians did not learn about the endocannabinoid system and endogenous cannabinoid therapy during their training, this is useful information for all healthcare providers working in regions where medicinal cannabinoids are used. These modules provide foundational knowledge about medicinal uses of cannabis. They are valuable learning materials for all health care professionals; patients need information and will turn to you -- their physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers -- for answers.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Describe overall risks and benefits of medicinal cannabis
- Outline the functions of the endocannabinoid system
- Discuss best practices for medicinal cannabis forms and dosages based on patients' serious medical conditions
- Explain the use of medicinal cannabis in the management of pain and palliative care
- Discuss cannabis interaction with other medications, including opioids, and the potential impact of medicinal cannabis on opioid use
- Describe cannabis use disorder and recommendations for treatment
- Summarize the status of cannabis under Federal law; some Pennsylvania-specific information is included as an example of state law
- State general guidelines for responsible use of medicinal cannabis
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices
Agenda, Program Format, Method of Participation and Dates of Activity
This enduring materials activity program consists of six online learning modules. Your method of participation will require you to take this program online. The time to take each module is noted in Program Modules description. You may start, stop, and then continue the program on your own schedule. You may also review the videos as often as you wish.
Required Computer Hardware/Software
Please ensure that the computer you plan to use meets the following requirements
Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X
Supported Browsers for the lambert-medicalcannabis-edu.com site:
Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari
NOTE: When progressing to the Evaluation process on the cme.jefferson.edu site, Internet Explorer is NOT supported.
Computer speakers or headphones
Original release date: January 1, 2018.
Expiration date: December 31, 2019.