A Review of Clinical Manifestations in Adolescent and Young Adults after use of Synthetic CannabinoidsJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
AbstractPurpose The purpose of this review is to heighten the awareness of the increased use and risks of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) and associated clinical manifestations among adolescents and young adults. Conclusions Reviewed case studies suggest that the use of SCs have unpredictable negative psychological and physiological effects. Predominant manifestations reported were anxiety, agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting, and diaphoresis. Practice Implications Nurses provide the most direct and supportive care to patients who present for medical treatment after the use of SCs. Knowledge of clinical manifestations can facilitate supportive management of patients suspected of SCs use.
Citation InformationTracy L. Brewer and Margie Collins. "A Review of Clinical Manifestations in Adolescent and Young Adults after use of Synthetic Cannabinoids" Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 119 - 126 ISSN: 15390136
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