Where is My Mind? Opioids, Cannabis, and Substance Use Disorder in the Workplace:
With the legalization of marijuana in many states, employees are now more likely than ever to come to work under the influence of this drug. Ensuring that workplaces are safe and healthy environments and that workers using cannabis can safely perform their jobs is a critical concern. This presentation discusses the various types of cannabis, their effects on the worker, and identification of impairment of the worker to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist, a Principal Consultant at Health Management Associates, and the Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). In these roles, he is directly responsible for consultation regarding addiction treatment ecosystem development and education as well as all Washington, D.C. related matters for ASAM.
He has worked extensively with local, state and Federal law enforcement on the issues of controlled substance diversion and interdiction. Dr. Waller earned a Master of Science in Biology with a neuro-molecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Waller completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Identify types of cannabis.
- Discuss the effects of cannabis on pain.
- Discuss the adverse health effects of marijuana, including cancers and cognitive impairment.
Contact Hours and Cost
1.5 Contact Hours
- Requirements for successful completion: view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
- Contact hours for this webinar will expire on November 13, 2020.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar.