Is there a link between marijuana and COPD?

Marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in several parts of the United States. Researchers continue to investigate whether marijuana can cause or even help treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Some people use marijuana to relieve chronic pain, and there is growing interest in using marijuana to treat a range of other health issues, including epilepsy and the side effects of cancer treatment.

However, there is also concern that recreational use of marijuana increases a person’s risk of developing conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Full story at Medical News Today

FDA Did Not Stop Off-Label Prescribing for Fast-Acting Fentanyl Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not act to stop off-label prescribing for fast-acting fentanyl drugs, putting patients at high risk of accidental overdose and death, The New York Times reports.

The drugs are approved only for cancer patients with high opioid tolerance. They have been prescribed off-label, meaning for other purposes, to patients with back pain and migraines, the article notes. The drugs are quick-absorbing fentanyl sprays, tablets and lozenges that contain a narcotic up to 50 times stronger than heroin, and up to 100 times stronger than morphine. These drugs include Actiq, Fentora and Subsys.

Full story at drugfree.org

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations

This CEU course is intended to ensure that a patient receiving treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) in a Part 2 program, Title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, does not face adverse consequences in relation to issues such as criminal proceedings and domestic proceedings such as those related to child custody, divorce, or employment. Part 2 protects the confidentiality of SUD patient records by restricting the circumstances under which Part 2 Programs or other lawful holders can disclose such records.

After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

The suicide of a student can leave a school faced with grieving students, distressed parents and school staff, media attention, and a community struggling to understand what happened and why.  This CE course provides guidance and tools for activities that help people cope with the emotional distress resulting from a suicide and prevent additional trauma that could lead to further suicidal behavior and deaths.

Try Our New Unlimited CEU Discount Plan – only $74.95!
Give the Gift of CE Renewal!  Gift Certificates Available.

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New CEUs from our APA Approved Sponsor

NEW QUANTUM LOGOQuantum Units Education has an all new category of CEU Courses available. Courses are offered by our APA (American Psychological Association) approved Sponsor. These courses are also approved for many other licensed and certified professionals throughout the United States that were unable to take courses from Quantum in the past such as Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs). So be sure to check out our State CEU approvals page to find out if your state board accepts courses offered by an approved sponsor of the American Psychological Association. Certificates issued for these courses will bear the name of our APA approved sponsor TeachME Professional Development, a subsidiary owned by Quantum.

See Our all New APA Sponsor Approved CEUs – New courses will be added to this new category monthly so stay tuned!

Below is a list of the courses available under this category:

Bullying In Schools: An Overview

Childhood Exposure to Family Violence

Electronic Aggression and Cyber-Bullying

Ethics for Psychologists

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Research Trends in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Trauma-Focused CBT for Children Affected by Sexual Abuse or Trauma

For these courses and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: Live Training CEUs in Beautiful Flagstaff, AZ

NEW QUANTUM LOGOVisit the Grand Canyon and Earn up to 10 CE Credits!
August 16 – 18, 2013
This  workshop covers:

Location:
Unity of Flagstaff
6134 Black Bill Road
Flagstaff AZ 86004
512-924-3748
REGISTER TODAY!

This CE Program is approved for:

Psychologists
Covered by APA (American Psychological Association) sponsor approval

Social Workers
Covered by APA (American Psychological Association) sponsor approval

Professional Counselors
Covered by APA (American Psychological Association) sponsor approval

Marriage and Family Therapists
Covered by APA (American Psychological Association) sponsor approval

More information on the live training, visit Quantum Units Education