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Welcome to our Medical Cannabis Fundamentals: The Essential Guide to Dispensing for Pharmacists course, tailored to equip pharmacist professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate Australia's evolving medical cannabis landscape. You'll gain essential knowledge for safely handling medical cannabis. We'll delve into the endocannabinoid system and highlight your distinct role in patient care. This training will equip you to lead discussions and ensure optimal outcomes for your patients.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the individual components of the cannabis plant
  • Describe cannabis medicine options accurately
  • Explain how the endocannabinoid system functions
  • Assess the suitability of cannabis treatment for various chronic disease states
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate patient cohorts for medical cannabis treatment
  • Discuss with patients about medical cannabis as a therapeutic option for symptom management
  • Describe how to initiate, monitor and titrate cannabinoid medicines
  • Apply critical safety considerations in patient-centred care
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of pharmacists in relation to medical cannabis therapy
  • Explain how pharmacists can educate patients on safe and effective use of medical cannabis
  • Discuss how to collaborate with other healthcare providers to monitor patient outcomes and adjust treatment plans
  • Describe requirements for storing medical cannabis
  • Discuss quality control measures for medical cannabis products
  • Explain the Australian regulatory frameworks surrounding medical cannabis provision
  • Claim 17 CPD credits for eligible participants.

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Medical Cannabis Fundamentals: The Essential Guide to Dispensing for Pharmacists

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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.

Competencies Standards (2016): 1.3, 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Welcome to our Medical Cannabis Fundamentals: The Essential Guide to Dispensing for Pharmacists course, tailored to equip pharmacist professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate Australia's evolving medical cannabis landscape. You'll gain essential knowledge for safely handling medical cannabis. We'll delve into the endocannabinoid system and highlight your distinct role in patient care. This training will equip you to lead discussions and ensure optimal outcomes for your patients.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the individual components of the cannabis plant
  • Describe cannabis medicine options accurately
  • Explain how the endocannabinoid system functions
  • Assess the suitability of cannabis treatment for various chronic disease states
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate patient cohorts for medical cannabis treatment
  • Discuss with patients about medical cannabis as a therapeutic option for symptom management
  • Describe how to initiate, monitor and titrate cannabinoid medicines
  • Apply critical safety considerations in patient-centred care
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of pharmacists in relation to medical cannabis therapy
  • Explain how pharmacists can educate patients on safe and effective use of medical cannabis
  • Discuss how to collaborate with other healthcare providers to monitor patient outcomes and adjust treatment plans
  • Describe requirements for storing medical cannabis
  • Discuss quality control measures for medical cannabis products
  • Explain the Australian regulatory frameworks surrounding medical cannabis provision
  • Claim 17 CPD credits for eligible participants.

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Claim 17 CPD Credits

Accreditation number: CX23103

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 Group 1 CPD credit) and 8 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 8 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 Group 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Disclaimer

SAGED would like to declare the following information regarding authors of this course:

  • Imogen Phillips is employed by Alternaleaf
  • Celina Jabbour is employed by Montu.

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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