cannabis-modules

Individual Cannabis Home Study Modules provide you with a deep understanding of the role that medical cannabis may - or may not - have in patient care. Pick topics that cater to your specific health care professional needs.

Topics to choose from

Say What You See ID Puzzles

In this CE series you will solve Say-What-You-See puzzles and learn about infectious disease fundamentals and resources. Say-What-You-See Puzzles are also known as pictograms or rebus puzzles. These puzzles combine the use of pictures and letters to represent sounds or words. For example, the word “face” could be represented with F + an ace from a deck of cards.

Each picture is paired with an antibiotic, pathogen, or other infectious diseases (ID) term. The goal is to sort the ID terms in the correct order. When the ID terms are in the correct order, the pictures will create a word or phrase. You will have three attempts to solve each SWYS puzzle. Hints are provided after each incorrect attempt. Following each puzzle, the answer will be explained along with more information about the puzzle topic.

Example puzzle: Rank the following antibiotics in order of activity against E. coli in the US according to the website Resistance Map. Left to right, lowest rate of resistance to highest rate of resistance. When the antibiotics are in the correct order, what phrase do they create?

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After using the Resistance Map you would discover the following information:

  • Fluoroquinolone resistance rate = 31% (data from 2016)
  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate resistance rate = 18% (data from 2012)
  • 3rd generation cephalosporins resistance rate = 15% (data from 2016)

When the antibiotics are in the correct order, what phrase do they create?

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Solution = Stop, Hammer Time.

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The Infectious Disease Home Study Series will include short courses that cover the most common antibacterial agents and bacterial infections seen in clinical practice.

Courses

Should I recommend acupuncture or an alternative therapy to my patients? Do herbal supplements, like CDB oil, have a real benefit? Americans spend upwards of $34 billion on complementary healthcare. As the alternative medicine options continue to grow, so does the confusion. Today’s consumers are looking to their pharmacist, physician, nurse, and even dentist to help them make informed decisions.

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences developed a two-part continuing education program in Integrative Health and Medicine that addresses frequently asked topics. Integrative health and medicine (IHM) combines conventional western medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as herbal medicines, aromatherapy, culinary herbs, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and stress reduction techniques.

Our IHM Continuing Education Modules consist of two separate one-hour, self-paced video modules. You can register for each module separately, or combine both to receive the registration discount.

Course Descriptions

Integrative Medicine; What the Health is it and How Can I Use it?
Integrative Health and Medicine (IHM) has a rich history across the world, and currently holds an essential role in complementing traditional Western Medicine. Healthcare professionals are frequently approached with questions regarding the safety, efficacy, and use of herbal supplements. Unfortunately, well-designed large randomized controlled trials evaluating these products are frequently lacking. There is also a need to understand all of the various modalities within IHM and how these may affect (either complement or adversely impact) a patient’s drug therapy. Given this, there is a need for them to become familiar with the IHM field and appropriately assess the risk: benefit ratio of these modalities to provide recommendations to patients and providers

Herbal & Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements: It’s Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Do you know why herbal medicines and dietary supplements continue to be regulated differently from prescription and over-the-counter drugs? Can you make rational, evidence-based recommendations on supplements and, if so, how can you know which specific products are reputable? In this module, we’ll discuss how dietary supplement regulation still presents a challenge to the practitioner and cover some more recent botanical products in the news, such as butterbur and feverfew, kratom, and cannabidiol (CBD).

motivational-interviewing

Overview: This online series of courses will provide an in-depth understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence based approach to support health behavior change. A health care provider's skill in recognizing patients' readiness, responding effectively to both sides of the patient's ambivalence and supporting motivation for change is essential to improving health outcomes. Attendees will participate in practice exercises and participatory learning experiences, and after courses 1 and 2 will be ready to try MI in patient encounters. Access to an interactive website for follow-up networking and peer support is also included.

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Guidelines and Tools for Improving Pain Management: Opioid Stewardship
With the opioid crisis on the rise, it’s never been more important for health professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest pain management methods. This online, self-paced course is designed for health professionals in Colorado who treat patients dealing with pain, including clinicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, and pharmacists.​

Participants in this course will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Follow the latest state, federal, and professional association guidelines to improve patient care.
  • Apply evidence-based, comprehensive pain management practices and address opioid misuse.

Offered by the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, this course is based on leading research and best practices from experts at the forefront of combating the opioid crisis.