Cannabinoids and “Legal Highs”: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department (Pharmacology CME) -
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A surge in availability and popularity of designer drugs and cannabinoids, natural and synthetic, has led to increasing numbers of users who require emergency care. With presentations ranging from somnolence to sociability, depression to euphoria, agitation to hallucination, and hyperemesis to hyperthermia, acute intoxication and synthetic drug use should be included in the differential for a wide spectrum of possible diagnoses. Complicating such cases, many of these patients have multiple substances on board, the chemical structure of which is ever-changing as manufacturers seek to outpace the development of tests to detect designer drugs and fly under the radar of legal authorities. This multimedia course will give you the low-down on “legal highs” by reviewing the evaluation and management of intoxication emergencies associated with cannabinoids, synthetic cannabinoids, cathinones, phenethylamines, methoxetamine, kratom, and salvia. It includes 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Included as part of the 9 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 7 Pharmacology CME credits. CME expires on 06/01/2021.
Included in this program:
Two evidence-based modules delivered in online and PDF formats, reviewing adult presentations of intoxication with cannabinoids and pediatric presentations of intoxication with synthetic drugs
An episode of the EMplify podcast for an audio summary of the cannabinoids course
An audio presentation recorded at the 2020 Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference on common synthetic street drugs
A downloadable summary of the key points and pearls from the audio presentation in PDF format
9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, including 7 pharmacology credits
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