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02/05/2021 | Cannabinoids | CME course | course

Cannabinoids in pediatric pain and palliative medicine
Magazine:
Pediatrics | Issue 1/2021
Author:
Prof. Dr. med. Sven Gottschling
For:
doctors
Certified until:
28.01.2022
CME points:
2
Certifying institution:
Bavarian State Medical Association
Number of attempts:
2
Summary

While the effectiveness of cannabinoids in pain and palliative medicine in adult patients has meanwhile been quite well researched, there is still little empirical knowledge and hardly any clinical studies in children. The following article tries to make an assessment on the basis of the available data and the many years of experience at the Saarland University Hospital and to give practical advice for the prescription of cannabis-containing preparations.

learning goals

After reading this learning unit ...

  • do you know what experiences there are with the use of cannabinoids in children and adolescents,
  • do you know how cannabinoids work physiologically,
  • know what dosages to use and what side effects there might be
  • do you know how to proceed when prescribing cannabinoids at the expense of health insurance companies
Certification information

The Bavarian State Medical Association awards 2 advanced training points for this advanced training unit of category I. The advanced training is therefore also recognizable for other medical associations. Recognition in Austria: For the diploma advanced training program (DFP), the advanced training points recognized by the German state medical associations are recognized to the same extent as DFP points due to their equivalence [§ 14, section 1, Ordinance on advanced medical training, Austrian Medical Association (ÖÄK) 2013 ].

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