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Cocaine use and its effects

Cocaine use and its effects

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

November 11, 2015

Updated

June 10, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Iain Brew provides an overview of the use and effects of cocaine and how GPs can manage patients experiencing adverse effects. Tips for healthcare professionals include a framework for discussion of illicit drug use and possible sources of treatment for patients with problematic cocaine use.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity and answering questions, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recall the pharmacological mechanism of action of cocaine
  • Be aware of the direct adverse effects of cocaine as well as possible related problems
  • Be aware of the opportunity to discuss illicit drug use along the lines of the FRAMES model
  • Consider possible sources of treatment for patients with problematic cocaine use
  • Faculty

    Activity and test author
    Dr Iain Brew
    GP specialising in substance misuse
    Leeds
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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