COCAINE USE DISORDER FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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Credit Hours: 5.00 Hours

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Purpose of Course

The goal of this course is to instruct the learner on cocaine as a controlled substance with a high potential for abuse that causes serious addiction and is at times fatal.  The goal of this course is to educate the healthcare professional on how to identify possible use in a patient and seek appropriate interventions for optimal care.

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Learning Objectives

  • List the two ways that cocaine is abused as a street drug
  • List 5 names that addicts call cocaine
  • Identify current legitimate use of cocaine in medicine
  • List current treatment
  • Describe symptoms of cocaine use
  • Identify complications of cocaine
  • Describe clinical presentation of cocaine abuse in the healthcare setting
  • Describe how cocaine causes effects in the body

Course Curriculum

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    • Introduction
      Preview
    • What is Cocaine?
    • Two Types of Abused Street Cocaine
    • What is the difference between “Coke” and “crack cocaine”?
    • Who uses “cocaine” and who uses “crack”?
    • What are the desired effects of cocaine?
    • What is the current scope of cocaine use in the United States?
    • Clinical presentation of symptoms in the healthcare setting
    • Medical Complications of Cocaine Addiction
    • Long Term Effects of Cocaine Abuse
    • Effects of maternal cocaine addiction
    • How is cocaine addiction treated?
    • Conclusion
    • RESOURCES
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