Eloise Theisen, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC
TOPIC: Geriatrics and Cannabis: Option to Pharmaceuticals
For almost 15 years, Eloise Theisen has been a dedicated and patient-focused nurse specializing in cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, ALS, dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, PTSD, fibromyalgia, and various auto-immune and neurological diseases. She started her career at John Muir Medical Center caring for patients suffering from cancer, terminal illnesses, respiratory failure/complaints, drug overdoses, acute alcohol ingestion, gastrointestinal bleeds, traumatic brain injury, and multiple traumas and from there worked her way up to management. Following that, her work with Aunt Zelda’s and the American Cannabis Nurses Association gained her an extensive knowledge of the Endocannabinoid system and how cannabis and cannabinoids can be used successfully to treat patients.
An East Bay, California native, Eloise is a passionate advocate for medical marijuana after seeing the positive benefits it has had for patients. In late 2014, she started Green Health Consultants (GHC), a clinic dedicated to ensuring patients receive the qualified counseling they need to safely and effectively use cannabinoids to manage a health condition, cure an illness or reduce their intake of pharmaceuticals. She also provides education and training to other medical practitioners on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a treatment option.
Eloise is an American Cannabis Nurses Association board member, where she is working on advance certification and credentialing for medical practitioners in cannabinoid therapeutics. She is also a member of the Americans for Safe Access Now, NORML, and Society of Cannabis Clinicans working to help further legalize and destigmatize therapeutic cannabis therapy. She’s a regular speaker at industry events and teaches nursing skills at a Bay Area university. She has a Post Masters certification as an Adult-Geriatric nurse practitioner from University of Mass, Boston; an MSN in Nursing Administration from California State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University.