Nurse's Guide to Manage Medicinal Cannabis Patients

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  • Claim 4 CPD Hours 
  • 2 hours 44 min of video on demand
  • 59 lessons
  • 12 months access
  • Statement of attendance

Learning outcomes

Explain the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the endocannabinoid system of the human body

Evaluate the clinical indications, contraindications, and side effects of cannabinoid-based medicines in General Practice

Differentiate appropriate cannabinoid-based treatment approaches, dosing strategies and titration protocols

Design appropriate patient management plan aligned with the current evidence-based research and the TGA legislation

Explain the TGA patient access pathways, and the process for prescribing the medicinal cannabis

Claim 4 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider and you will be eligible to claim CPD hours by contacting your relevant CPD home. The activity will include the following CPD allocation with reporting to your CPD home available:

Educational Activity: 4.0 hours

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Course Description

This course is designed to guide nurses in managing patients who are prescribed medicinal cannabis. It covers approved clinical indications in Australia, such as chronic pain, palliative care, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and CINV, and provides best practices for patient management. The course includes the process of prescribing, current legislation, and adhering to TGA requirements to ensure high standards of patient care. Upon completion, nurses will gain a better understanding of medicinal cannabis and be equipped to provide the best care possible to patients using this treatment.


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Dr. Teresa Towpik

Medihuanna Founder

This course is designed for:

Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Nurse

Registered Nurse

Course curriculum

1 Activity Details and Learning Outcomes
2 Understanding medicinal cannabis and the current landscape in Australia
3 Section 1: The Cannabis Plant ( 4 min)
4 Section 2: The Endocannabinoid System ( 13 min)
5 Section 3: Pharmacology and Phytocannabinoids ( 17 min)
6 Section 4: Clinical Indications ( 24 min)
7 Section 5: Adverse Effects and Potential Drug Interactions of Cannabis ( 11 min)
8 Section 6: Treatment Considerations ( 19 min)
9 Section 7: Dosing & Titration ( 7 min)
10 Section 8: Patient Management and Monitoring
11 Section 9: Patient Access ( 14 min)

Course details

CPD allocation with reporting to your CPD home available

Statement of Attendance available

2 hours 44 min of video on demand

59 lessons

12 months access

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