Driving assessment of clients taking medical marijuana (January 22, 2019)

Driving assessment of clients taking medical marijuana (January 22, 2019)



Nellemarie Hyde

Cannabis has been legal for medical use in Canada since 2001, following which an increasing number of clients report taking it to relieve a variety of symptoms. However, symptom relief and intoxication are not mutually exclusive, and resultantly some clients become “high” when taking cannabis to relieve symptoms.  This webinar will assist occupational therapists conducting driving assessments in determining if a client’s medical conditions or use of cannabis is impairing their driving ability, while observing them behind the wheel. The ethical, professional and legal perspectives of taking clients on road while taking medical cannabis will be explored during this webinar.

    After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

    1. Identify the intended and side effects of cannabis as a psychotropic medication.
    2. Understand the role of occupational therapists in determining impairment on road.
    3. Identify the professional standards, ethics and laws within which an OT must practice when assessing clients taking medical marijuana while driving.
    Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in this specific practice or topic area)
    Areas of practice
    Cognitive, Neurological/ Neuromuscular, Medical/ Legal

    Client age groups
    Adolescents (13-19 years old), Adults (20-64 years old), Seniors (65+ years old)

    This purchase is for individual access to the On-Demand Practice Evidence Webinar from January 22nd, 2019. Access to the recording, handouts and certificate is provided by email immediately following purchase. No cancellations/refunds will be provided once the purchase is completed. Please visit the Webinars FAQ for technical requirements and additional information.

    This access will expire on February 28, 2022.

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    Individual Credits
    Nellemarie Hyde

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