Tuesday Apr 27, 1:30 PM

120 Synthetic Cannabinoids Behind the Walls

Synthetic cannabinoids, also called K2 or Spice, have become the most prevalent drug inside jails and prisons. This presentation will provide an overview of this drug crisis from a patient care perspective and discuss the multitude of concerns it presents for staff members who are exposed unwillingly on a regular basis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between true vs. synthetic cannabinoids
  • Discuss the varied medical symptoms that intoxicated patients may present with
  • Examine the psychological behaviors seen in those who are intoxicated

Level: Intermediate

  • Kelly Ryder, RN-C



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