Overview

Cannabis use continues to rise in the United States, driven by expansion of laws legalizing recreational and medical use. With this increased use comes an increase in side effects, such as lung injuries from vaping and a rise in cannabis use disorder. Faculty will discuss what practitioners should know about vaping and cannabis use, and what they should tell their patients. This session will also inform the attendees of the most recent clinical and radiographic findings in patients diagnosed with e-cigarette and vaping associated acute lung injury. 

Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 10/15/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the history of cannabis, the various forms that are used recreationally and medicinally, and its current legal status
  • Describe the pathophysiology of cannabis and how this determines medical usage and side effects of marijuana
  • Interpret the evidence for CBD usage, given its current ubiquity in the wellness industry
  • Identify the respiratory effects of vaping in adult smokers and the pathophysiology of chronic vaping

Faculty

Marc Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Farrah Kheradmand, MS, MD

Professor of Medicine 
Pathology and Immunology and Staff Physician 
Houston VA

Disclosures

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Marc Robinson, MD: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.

Farrah Kheradmand, MD, MS: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.

Richard J. Hamill, MD (Moderator): No relevant financial relationships disclosed.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Baylor College of Medicine. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.50 hour of pharmacology.

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MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


State License Requirements

This session is designed to satisfy the Texas Medical Board’s requirement to complete at least two formal hours of CME involving medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. Please print/save this page as documentation of this approval. For more information, visit http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/resources-cme-for-md-dos

For other states, please check with your state licensing board for their specific requirements.


Education Partner

Baylor College of Medicine


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