For Health-care Professionals Only
Mark your calendar for a special webcast for health-care professionals, supported by Spectrum Therapeutics, on the role of cannabis-based therapies in wound management on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. EDT. Distinguished physician, Dr. Vincent Maida, consultant in Palliative Medicine and Wound Management at the William Osler Health System in Toronto, presents a new paradigm for wound management that includes a novel analgesic approach for wound-related pain.
Wounds are a huge issue of global proportions. Wound-related pain significantly decreases quality of life for patients, but it also acts as a barrier to wound healing. The cost of patient suffering, work absenteeism and presenteeism, and family/caregiver impact is of quantum magnitude. Canada spends an estimated $3.9 billion annually on wound care1 and the U.S. spends more than $25 billion.2
With the legalization of cannabis in Canada, it is imperative for health-care professionals to understand the use and potential benefits of cannabis-based therapies for pain management. The prevailing opioid crisis has also created and mandated an outcry to find alternative analgesic strategies.
Dr. Maida will address the following educational objectives:
a. Classify the different types of wound-related pain including baseline pain and breakthrough pain.
b. Reflect on the ubiquitous presence of the endocannabinoid system in all organ systems (including the integumentary system) and realize the therapeutic potential that may be achieved through interactions with cannabis-based medicines.
c. Formulate treatment plans using cannabis-based medicines that may be delivered through vapourized, oral and topical routes of administration.
Spectrum Therapeutics invites clinicians including nurse practitioners, wound care nurses, RNs, NSWOC, podiatrists, GPs, clinical educators, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons to join this live webcast presentation.
1. Wound Care Alliance Canada. Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) Pre-budget Consultations 2012. Committee Document.
2. Romenelli M. Patient-centred care: A call to action for wound management. J Wound Care. 2017;26(11):662–677.