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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

MA OBAT ECHO: Symptom Management in Initiation of Buprenorphine

September 27, 2022
7:30 am–9:00 am ET

As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO series, Vanessa Loukas, NP, will present the didactic entitled, "Symptom Management in Initiation of Buprenorphine." The didactic will be followed by a related de-identified patient case presentation from an ECHO participant along with recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees

Symptom Management in Initiation of Buprenorphine

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom Meeting ID: 811 9137 6194 Passcode: OBAT
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Description

Boston Medical Center's (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of care teams to integrate addiction treatment using a multidisciplinary care model.

Intended audience

Nurse practitioners (NP), medical doctors (MD), nurses (LPN/RN), social workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)

 

 

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Develop a basic understanding of challenges of initiating buprenorphine in patients using fentanyl.
  2. Identify symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
  3. Recognize medications commonly used for management of opioid withdrawal.

Sponsored by

This program is sponsored by BSAS, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Project ECHO at Boston Medical Center.

Accreditation information

PLEASE NOTE: This session is only open to those formally enrolled in the MA OBAT ECHO 12-part series. If not formally enrolled, you will not be eligible for CEUs.

1.5 hours of continuing education units will be granted to all nurses, LMHCs, MDs, PAs, LCSW/LICSWs, and LADC/CADCs who attend and complete the evaluation within 14 days. The MA OBAT ECHO is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by: American Nurses Association, Massachusetts; Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Programs; Boston University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education; MaMHCA

Certificates of Participation will be granted to recovery coaches and CHWs who attend and complete the evaluation within 14 days.

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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

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