Opioids & Marijuana - DVD only

Outlines the neurologic, genetic, and social mechanisms of opioid abuse, especially in relation to the nationwide, opioid health emergency. Lists diagnostic signs and psychological “red flags” common in opioid abuse and opioid overdose. Reviews the current guidelines for the use of opioids in patients with acute and chronic pain. Lists the parameters of opioid use and abuse to be documented in all clinical, dental, and health care settings. Explains opioid replacement therapy (e.g., methadone, buprenorphine) and the use of opioid antagonists in acute overdose. Describes the risks and toxicities (inclusive of accidental overdose in first responders and healthcare professionals) of fentanyl and derivatives, as well as over-the-counter abusable drugs. Describes the short-term and long-term neurologic, psychosocial, and metabolic effects of cannabis (marijuana) use and outline these effects in relation to opioid abuse, pain inhibition, and the modulation of neurotransmitters. Lists the subterfuges aimed to prevent the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)-mandated detection of drugs of abuse and the methods for reduction of false positives and false negatives. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
$69.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Outline the neurologic, genetic, and social mechanisms of opioid abuse, especially in relation to the nationwide, opioid health emergency.
  2. List diagnostic signs and psychological “red flags” common in opioid abuse and opioid overdose.
  3. Review the current guidelines for the use of opioids in patients with acute and chronic pain.
  4. List the parameters of opioid use and abuse to be documented in all clinical, dental, and health care settings.
  5. Explain opioid replacement therapy (e.g., methadone, buprenorphine) and the use of opioid antagonists in acute overdose.
  6. Describe the risks and toxicities (inclusive of accidental overdose in first responders and healthcare professionals) of fentanyl and derivatives, as well as over-the-counter abusable drugs.
  7. Describe the short-term and long-term neurologic, psychosocial, and metabolic effects of cannabis (marijuana) use and outline these effects in relation to opioid abuse, pain inhibition, and the modulation of neurotransmitters.
  8. List the subterfuges aimed to prevent the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)-mandated detection of drugs of abuse and the methods for reduction of false positives and false negatives.
  9. Describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
  10. Describe, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, nursing, and other healthcare professions.
Products specifications
Instructor N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Customers who bought this item also bought

Inflammation, Chronic Illness, & the Brain - DVD only

Identifies clinical signs & symptoms of inflammation. Describes the connections between inflammatory processes and chronic illness. Describes the role of inflammation in specific illnesses such as heart disease, COPD, diabetes, arthritis, and dementia. Lists practical strategies to reduce levels of inflammation in clinical practice. Explains the rationale for good dental prophylaxis and skin care in patients with chronic illness. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Describes, for this course, the implications for dentistry, mental health, and other health professions.
$69.00

The Science of Fat & Sugar - DVD only

Identifies metabolism and physiology of lipids and carbohydrates in health and disease as well as in the aged individual. Lists the approaches to a patient suffering from metabolic disease from the nursing, pharmacological, psychological, and physical therapy standpoints. Compares and contrast appetite suppressants and other medications that induce weight loss. Discusses the recent discoveries in neurochemistry and neuroscience of the link between behavioral pathology and metabolic disease. Compares and contrast the healthy and the potentially dangerous weight loss strategies and long-term effects of fad diets. Describes the oral health implications of metabolic disease as well as eating disorders. Describes the empiric developments in bariatric treatments, their implications for nursing practice, and behavioral therapies. Lists sources of benecial lipids and carbohydrates and methods of improvement of palatability of the healthier foods. Identifies the role of the oral microbiome, periodontal disease, and S. mutans in appetite pathology, binge eating and obesity.
$69.00