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Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Presenter: Kerry Felling, RN, BSN
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on
Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).  

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
7/25/2018 -7/25/2021

  1. Define the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
  2. Explain the basic structure and function of the ECS.
  3. Describe measures to help attain and maintain a healthy ECS.
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  2. Blesching Ph.D., Uwe. (2015). The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques to Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases (2nd ed.). Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
  3. Panikashvili, D., et al. (2001). An Endogenous Cannabinoid (2-AG) is Neuroprotective after Brain Injury. Nature: International Journal of Science, 413, 527-531.
  4. Martinac, Paula. (2018, March 15). Foods High in Catechins. Healthy Eating| SF Gate. Retrieved from http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/foods-high-catechins-4512.html
  5. Sulak D.O., Dustin (2018). Core knowledge of the Endocannabinoid System 2018. Retrieved from The Medical Cannabis Institute website: https://themedicalcannabisinstitute.org
  6. O’Leary-Randall, A. et al. (unk). Medical Cannabis Curriculum for Nurses. Retrieved from The Medical Cannabis Institute website: https://themedicalcannabisinstitute.org
  7. Sulak D.O., Dustin (2018, February 12). How to Stimulate the Endocannabinoid System without Cannabis. Retrieved from Leafly website: leafly.com
  8. Fine M.D., Perry G. (2013). The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids, and Pain. U.S. National Library of Medicine. DOI: 10.5041/RMMJ.10129
  9. Richards, B. (unk). These Non-Marijuana Plants Contain Cannabinoids [Blog message]. Retrieved from David Wolfe Blogs: https://www.davidwolfe.com/non-marijuana-plants-contain-cannabinoids
  10. Fine PG, Rosenfeld MJ. The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids, and Pain. Rambam Maimonides Med J 2013;4 (4):e0022. doi:10.5041/RMMJ.10129

Biographical Info

Kerry Felling, RN, BSN
Ms. Felling has more than 18 years of post-graduate experience in various clinical settings such as ante-partum, labor and delivery, newborn care, ambulatory surgery, and endocannabinoid system and medical cannabis education.

She is currently a registered nurse at Conway Regional Medical Center in the Ambulatory Surgery Department. She received her diploma in Nursing from Baptist School of Nursing and completed her BSN at Arkansas Tech University.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson

Kerry Felling, RN, BSN 

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

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1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

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