Cocaine Abuse and Dependence

Cocaine Abuse and Dependence

by CME Resource
     
 

The purpose of this course is to provide a current, evidence-based overview of cocaine abuse and dependence and its treatment, in order to allow healthcare professionals to more effectively identify, treat or refer cocaine-abusing patients. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter… See more details below

Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide a current, evidence-based overview of cocaine abuse and dependence and its treatment, in order to allow healthcare professionals to more effectively identify, treat or refer cocaine-abusing patients. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Describe the history and background of cocaine use, including the development of different forms of the drug.
2. Discuss the epidemiology of cocaine use.
3. Describe the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of cocaine.
4. Review the acute and chronic effects of cocaine use, including effects on fetal development.
5. Select possible treatment modalities for cocaine dependence, including psychosocial therapy, pharmacotherapy, immunotherapy options, and alternative/complementary approaches, including interventions for non-English proficient patients.
6. Recognize the withdrawal syndrome associated with cessation of cocaine use.

This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149375967
Publisher:
CME Resource/NetCE
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
968,810
File size:
0 MB

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