Course Details

Course TitleIACP 2018 - Medications Use: What Do Police Psychologists Need to Know?
Date 10/6/2018
ProviderIACP - PPSS
Credit Hours1.5
Method of InstructionWorkshop/Seminar
Approving AgencyAPA
Course Syllabus

Course Description

This session will show participants the importance of medications when evaluating the fitness-for-duty of law enforcement officers. Specific medications can indicate likely conditions. Other medications have unique side effect profiles that may influence the behavior of officers. The influence of medications on law enforcement officers will be reviewed, with a special emphasis on depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, sleep and wakefulness aids. Emergent issues, such as the treatment of depression and chronic pain with ketamine, medical marijuana (and FDA-approved cannabinoids), the opioid crisis, and the treatment of shift work disorder, will be addressed. An agency medication disclosure policy will be reviewed.

Course Objectives