CDE Course Detail
The cannabis craze: Dealing with reality - addressing substance abuse in your practice and workplace
Date:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time:
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
Johnson GEO CENTRE, St. John’s, NL, 175 Signal Hill Road
Credits:
4 lecture hours
Presenters:
Nadine Wentzell
Course Outline

Cannabis use, whether medical or recreational, has many health and safety implications. This course will cover trends in cannabis and other drug use, including workplace concerns; the impact on staff and patients; and strategies to address these concerns. Opioid use and interactions with benzodiazepines that may be used or prescribed in a dental office will be discussed. Key areas to be covered include: what practitioners need to know about cannabis and other drugs of abuse and why cannabis use is a significant concern, evidence-based facts and current practices on medical use, how to address use with staff and patients/clients, and educational resources for staff and patients/clients, all based on best practices.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between authorization and prescription cannabis for medical purposes
  • Know the difference between medical and recreational cannabis use
  • Understand the difference between cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and associated workplace implications
  • Know how cannabis differs from alcohol and other drugs that may be misused/abused
  • Have a process to address cannabis and other drug use that covers employees and patients/clients
  • Be familiar with key policy elements to address substance use
Light lunch will be provided.
Type
Early Bird Fee
Until Nov. 1, 2019
Regular Fee
After Nov. 1, 2019

DDS
Full Day

$300.00

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$375.00

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ADHP/Others
Full Day

$185.00

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$210.00

Online Registration is Temporarily Closed
Please call CDE at (902) 494-1674 to Register

 

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