Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

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Nursing Competencies

Addiction Nursing Competencies: A Comprehensive Toolkit for the Addictions Nurse
The Addiction Nursing Competencies are intended to inform and guide nursing practice in the provision of comprehensive, evidence-based care to persons with substance use disorders. These competencies aim to support a holistic approach to patient care, focusing on an individual's strengths, motivation, and personal definition of recovery. Paired with tools such as medications for addiction treatment and harm reduction strategies, this toolkit strives to enable nurses to safely and effectively deliver care to persons across the spectrum of substance addiction from active use to sustained recovery.

Addiction Nursing Competencies (entire document)
Assessment section
Foundations section
Skills Checklist section

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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