American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists

The Anesthetic Implications of Cannabinoids - ASDA

The Anesthetic Implications of Cannabinoids

Cara J. Riley, DMD MS

This session was recorded via live Broadcast on April 10, 2020. It is available for On-Demand CE.

This Broadcast is eligible for 1.5 units On-Demand CE, provided a 70% or higher is obtained on the post session quiz.


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Cannabinoids are widely used across the United States, with marijuana being the most commonly consumed “illicit” drug.  As medicinal and/or recreational use of cannabinoids increases, more patients who are acute or chronic users will present for surgical procedures. This lecture aims to describe best practices for treating such patients in the perioperative period. We will discuss the various chemical compounds that comprise cannabinoids and the pharmacology thereof, the expected physiological effects of acute and chronic intoxication, and concerns for pre-, intra-, and post- operative management.

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