A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
December 1, 2023
11:00 am–12:00 pm ET
This training provides information regarding transmission, treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and post-exposure prophylaxis and is designed to meet some of the educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed or approved facilities.
This training provides information regarding transmission, treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and post-exposure prophylaxis. It is designed to provide continued education for some of the required topics for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed or approved facilities.
The BSAS: Trainings for Licensed Programs in Massachusetts series is comprised of four one-hour long trainings designed to meet some of the educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed or approved facilities. The four trainings in this series can be taken in any order, and are the following:
Given the high morbidity and mortality associated with persons who use substances and sequelae associated with substance use, it is imperative that all team members have adequate knowledge for patient education and early identification of signs/symptoms of illness and linkage to treatment teams. The BSAS: Trainings for Licensed Programs in Massachusetts series aims to increase the knowledge of the healthcare team to provide education to persons who use substances regarding prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction. The aim is to better equip treatment teams with educational resources and advocate for comprehensive health services for the patients/clients they serve.
Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed or approved facilities.
Justin is a clinical nurse educator with Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where he contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Justin is also a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center and the nursing director of two housing first programs operated by the Justice Resource Institute, Inc. He has expertise in infectious diseases and their co-occurrence with substance use disorders, community outreach, and harm reduction. Justin's work in HIV/AIDS includes being president of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, consulting for the New England AIDS Education Training Center, and other positions. He currently sits on the stimulant work group for the Opioid Response Network (ORN), the advisory board of the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and the item writing committee for the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB). Justin received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Northeastern University in 2013, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2020, and his Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2023. He also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB), certification as an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) through the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB), and is a certified nurse educator (CNE) through the National League of Nursing.Andrea Jodat, DNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP (she/her)
Andrea is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where she contributes to the development and delivery of continuing education programs, peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. She is also a family nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center, an assistant professor of medicine at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and conducts research in the use of telehealth and coordinated care for persons with opioid use disorder and depression. Andrea is an active member of the Boston University Medical Group Advanced Practice Provider Council and the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Andrea has worked with vulnerable populations for over 10 years including managing substance use disorders and overall healthcare for persons experiencing homelessness with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. She is a term lecturer and preceptor for nurse practitioner students at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (IHP) and received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the IHP in 2018. She also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse - Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).
Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)
REQUIREMENTS for credit
Please note this policy is strictly enforced for accreditation purposes. Participants will forfeit collection of credit and certificates of completion if more than 10 minutes of the training is missed.
Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Participants who complete and return the evaluation and stay for the entire session will be awarded a total of 1.00 contact hours.
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 general continuing education credits.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)
BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7188. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. BMC Grayken Center of Addiction TTA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. For this program, 1.00 contact hours will be offered to participants who attend the training and complete the evaluation.
Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC/CADC)
Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is approved to offer LADC/CADCs who complete this course 1.00 general continuing education credits.
Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is approved to offer recovery coaches who complete this course 1.00 general continuing education credits.
Continuing education (CE) requirements vary by license and jurisdiction. When requesting continuing education credits, please ensure you are following the rules and regulations determined by the board regulating your license. Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA does not oversee adherence to licensing requirements and regulations.