Newswise — January 6, 2021 – Today, Wolters Kluwer, Health 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.
“The legalization of medical cannabis has spread across North America in recent years and has created a growing need for nurses to be educated on the medicinal use of cannabis,” said Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Chief Nurse of Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer. “Nurses currently in practice have not been trained on how to provide evidence-based care for patients who wish to use cannabis for healing making educational resources like Cannabis: A Handbook for Nurses critical as it becomes more prevalent.”
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