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Intermediate Principles of Medical Cannabis: Clinical Case Study - MS-Associated Chronic Pain and Spasticity

“I’m not even 40 but I feel like I’m 80.”

Johanna presented with chronic neuropathic pain and spasticity in her hands and feet due to multiple sclerosis. It was impacting her mobility and sleep, the effects of which had flowed into her career and finances.

Living with her parents while awaiting NDIS support, medical cannabis seemed like a promising treatment option but posed a risk with her Natalizumab use, requiring sound management to avoid potential hepatic injury. Financial constraints added complexity to accessing medical cannabis.

Discover how Johanna's team crafted an affordable and effective medical cannabis treatment, addressing her pain, sleep issues, and restoring her sense of self.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of MS
  • Discuss common treatment options for MS
  • Discuss how cannabinoid-based therapies may be an effective treatment option for symptom management in patients with MS
  • Explain the TGA guidance for providing medical cannabis as a treatment for patients with MS
  • Collect detailed patient information
  • Apply critical safety considerations/risk mitigation strategies for patients presenting with potential for hepatic injury
  • Discuss product usage and critical safety considerations with patients in patient-centred care

Intermediate Principles of Medical Cannabis: Clinical Case Study - MS-associated chronic pain and spasticity & Natalizumab

Elevate your expertise in medical cannabis with evidence-based learning derived from genuine patient experiences at Australia's biggest medical cannabis clinic. Dive deep into real-world medical cannabis scenarios and treatment outcomes through a detailed analysis. Our case studies offer comprehensive information about patient medical history, symptoms, diagnosis, medical cannabis-based treatment plans, and the results of that treatment.

“I’m not even 40 but I feel like I’m 80.”

Johanna presented with chronic neuropathic pain and spasticity in her hands and feet due to multiple sclerosis. It was impacting her mobility and sleep, the effects of which had flowed into her career and finances.

Living with her parents while awaiting NDIS support, medical cannabis seemed like a promising treatment option but posed a risk with her Natalizumab use, requiring sound management to avoid potential hepatic injury. Financial constraints added complexity to accessing medical cannabis.

Discover how Johanna's team crafted an affordable and effective medical cannabis treatment, addressing her pain, sleep issues, and restoring her sense of self.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology of MS
  • Discuss common treatment options for MS
  • Discuss how cannabinoid-based therapies may be an effective treatment option for symptom management in patients with MS
  • Explain the TGA guidance for providing medical cannabis as a treatment for patients with MS
  • Collect detailed patient information
  • Apply critical safety considerations/risk mitigation strategies for patients presenting with potential for hepatic injury
  • Discuss product usage and critical safety considerations with patients in patient-centred care

The SAGED Advantage

Our courses are informed by data insights and the latest research from Australia’s biggest medical cannabis clinic. Let our unrivalled experience grow your wisdom.  

SAGED is dedicated to creating a community amongst health practitioners who are passionate about removing the stigma surrounding medical cannabis.

Our mission is to empower healthcare professionals to enhance patient outcomes with medical cannabis.

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MEDICAL CANNABIS FUNDAMENTALS:

The Essential Guide to Prescribing for Doctors

 In this program, you will master the foundational aspects critical to effective and safe prescribing of medical cannabis. You will develop a practical understanding of the endocannabinoid system, essential to initiating, monitoring, and titrating cannabinoid medicines within the regulatory framework in Australia.

MEDICAL CANNABIS FUNDAMENTALS:

The Essential Guide to Patient Care for Nurses

In this program, you will master the foundational aspects of treating patients with medical cannabis. You will gain the ability to describe cannabis medicines accurately and identify appropriate patient cohorts. As nurses, you will be able to facilitate clinical discussions confidently and safely within the Australian regulatory framework.

MEDICAL CANNABIS FUNDAMENTALS:

The Essential Guide to Dispensing for Pharmacists

In this program tailored for pharmacists, gain the essential knowledge required for safely and effectively handling medical cannabis. You'll develop a practical understanding of the endocannabinoid system, crucial for dispensing, monitoring, and adjusting cannabinoid medications within Australia's regulations. We'll also emphasise your distinct role as a pharmacist in patient care, empowering you to lead discussions and ensure the best outcomes for your patients.

Experience our learning platform today with our complimentary short course on the history of medical cannabis.