Wolters Kluwer, Health has announced the publication of Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses, the first medical cannabis book written specifically for nurses. The book addresses nursing skills and responsibilities in cannabis care, including the physiology of the human endocannabinoid system, cannabis care as it relates to specific disease processes, the history of cannabis, advocacy and ethics, and the ins and outs of cannabis dosing, delivery methods, side effects, and more. Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses is published in the Lippincott portfolio.
Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses supports cannabis care education for nurses and serves as a resource for all nurses interested in cannabis care by providing an overview of the art and science of cannabis care nursing with features including case studies, call outs of essential knowledge for advance practice registered nurses (APRNs), and quizzes written in the style of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The book addresses guidelines created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) calling for all pre-licensure and advanced practice nursing students to be educated on the medicinal use of cannabis.
Focusing on the role nurses play in cannabis care, the handbook covers topics including: Cannabinoid research findings; the nurse’s role in cannabis patient care; the APRN role and process of providing care for medical cannabis patients; legal and ethical concerns; and real-world nursing experience.Click here to read the original press release.