On-line Medical Marijuana Training
The Washington State Department of Health and The Medical Cannabis Institute, TMCI Global has released the healthcare provider education, Washington State Healthcare Provider Education: Medical Use of Marijuana online CME course.
Per the state’s Medical Marijuana Authorization Guidelines, Section 6: Continuing Education, medical doctors, physician assistants, osteopathic physicians, osteopathic physician assistants, naturopathic physicians, and advanced registered nurse practitioners should complete a minimum of 3 hours of continuing education to be qualified to authorize the use of marijuana for medical patients. The state has selected TMCI Global as the sole provider for their online medical cannabis education, which will give Washington state healthcare providers access to approved evidence-based educational content.
The new course is designated for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 4 ANCC contact hours. Designated for 1 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Learners have one year after activation to complete the state-approved, mobile-friendly course. Cost of the course is $299.
The course covers the following topic areas: Overview of WA state laws and rules, healthcare provider authorization requirements and guidelines, medical marijuana authorization amounts, the endocannabinoid system and the pharmacology of cannabis, therapeutic rationale and dosing best practices, issues related to practice for each profession, legal issues, qualifying conditions and treatment.