Full course description
Target Audience: Athletic trainers, sports medicine clinicians, and other health care practitioners treating physically active patients of all ages.
This course provides an objective and balanced approach on the foundational concepts of the cannabinoids, specifically cannabidiol (CBD), and how these substances may be used as therapeutic medications in clinical practice.
CBD has become a mainstream in society, yet many are not educated on what it is, how it affects the body, and the various uses of this element. Manufactures produce this product, yet very little is done to educate the public on its methods of transportation in the body, in part because CBD is not regulated by the FDA. Healthcare practitioners would benefit from increased knowledge regarding CBD as many are resources of information and advice for their patients regarding general health.
The purpose of this continuing education course is to provide the learner the opportunity to understand cannabidiol (CBD) and its role in medical treatment. Research indicates that up to 70% of some CBD products on the general market are mislabeled, potentially with THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. Medical professionals such a physical therapist, occupational therapist, athletic trainers, personal trainers, physicians, physician assistants and nurses may come into contact with patients and clients who are interested or have used CBD as an alternative treatment. This course will provide the learner with the knowledge of what is CBD, how it works in the body, and what to look for in understanding its physiological effect.
This course is fully online and on-demand, with no synchronous meeting sessions. It must be completed within 30 days of registration.
This course is approved for 2 Category A CEUs by the BOC for Athletic Trainers
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:
1. Identify the unique element that make up the cannabis plant.
2. Identify the usages for CBD.
3. Describe the physiological effects of CBD.
4. Discuss the routes of administering CBD.
5. Identify state rules and regulation of CBD.
6. Examine product labels of CBD.
Michele Monaco, DSc, ATC
Dr. Monaco is a graduate of the first cohort of the Doctor of Science (DSc) in Athletic Training program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP), has returned to for RMUoHP as the program director for the new Master of Science in Athletic Training Practice(MSATP) and Emergency Primary Care in Athletic Training (EPCAT) Certificate programs. She also continues to utilize athletic training and biomechanical skills by providing ACL prevention program services for high school female athletes...READ MORE.
Michelle Cleary, PhD, ATC
Thomas E. Abdenour, DHSc, ATC