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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

HIV Treatment and Prevention

November 30, 2023
12:00 pm–1:00 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.

Please read the Accreditation Information section of this page to learn about the requirements for receiving credit or a certificate of completion.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

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:

  1. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Through this training, participants will learn about HIV transmission, treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis, and post-exposure prophylaxis.
  2. Infectious Disease (ID): Through this training, participants will learn about sexually transmitted infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and respiratory infections.
  3. Hepatitis: Through this training, participants will learn about hepatitis transmission, treatment, and prevention modalities for Hepatitis A, B, and C.
  4. Overdose Prevention: Through this training, participants will learn about epidemiology, overdose recognition, novel overdose response strategies, and naloxone use.

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.

Intended audience

Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed or approved facilities.

Speakers

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie's other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city's first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Nancy Regan, MSN, FNP, CNM, CARN-AP (she/her)

Nancy 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. Nancy is also a nurse practitioner, board certified in both family medicine and midwifery with over a decade of experience working in addiction treatment. Prior to joining the Grayken TTA team, Nancy held a position as director of the substance use disorder program at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, where she maintains clinical practice. Nancy began her career in a community health center in South Boston managing a wide range of pediatric, prenatal, and adult patients. She later transitioned to addiction medicine at High Point Treatment Center in Jamaica Plain where she worked in an acute treatment setting of medically supervised detoxification and treated acute and chronic medical issues on a Crisis Stabilization Services Unit. Nancy also participated in the HEALing Communities Study — a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse aimed at reducing overdose deaths — as a lead community partner, facilitating treatment on demand and engaging and empowering other community providers. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2011 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and her Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery in 2017 from Frontier Nursing University. She also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).

Objectives

Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

  1. Name populations who are candidates for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV . 
  2. Identify populations who are candidates for pre-exposure (PrEP) for HIV. 
  3. Recall one harm reduction approach to people who inject drugs as a strategy for HIV prevention. 

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Accreditation information

REQUIREMENTS for credit

  1. Register for training
  2. Arrive/log into the training no more than 10 minutes after designated start time for program.
  3. Identify yourself by typing your full name into the chat and ensuring your zoom name matches that used to register for training (or you cannot be marked on attendance).
  4. Be present through the end of the activity (i.e. until the designated end time of training).
  5. Complete evaluation within 2 weeks of program completion.

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.

Nurses

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.

Social Workers

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.

Recovery Coaches

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is approved to offer recovery coaches who complete this course 1.00 general continuing education credits.

Disclaimer

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. 

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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

The content on this site and the content presented by Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is intended solely to inform and educate healthcare and social service professionals, and shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional. The hospital, the program, and the contributors are not acting as health care providers or professional consultants on behalf of any specific patient and disclaim establishing a provider-patient relationship with any specific patient.


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