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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Co-Occurring Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorders

October 3, 2022
3:00 pm–4:00 pm ET

This training will identify common co-occurring disorders in people with substance use disorders and review basic therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions.

This training counts towards the 16 hours requirement for advanced practice providers (APPs) applying for their DEA X-waiver.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is pleased to announce a comprehensive new training series aimed at advancing addiction treatment among health care professionals. This recurring series consists of 16 hours of training covering 20 topics. You can attend all sessions or select specific ones. 
 
Foundational topics in this series include an introduction to substance use disorders (SUDs) and stigma, screening for SUDs, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Clinically-focused sessions will review alcohol, benzodiazepine, and stimulant use disorders, in addition to MOUD implementation strategies, co-occurring disorders, and medical considerations for persons using substances. Population-specific trainings will discuss SUD as it relates to adolescents and young adults, older adults, peripartum persons, and those with a brain injury. Specialty topics include cannabis, criminal-legal involvement, overdose education and naloxone distribution, pain management, lab testing/toxicology screening, and regulatory issues relating to MOUD. 
  
These trainings, formerly used for advanced practice providers (APPs) applying for their DEA X-waiver, will continue to count towards the additional 16 hours required for APPs. 

Please note that you must have your camera on so we can see you in order to be eligible for continuing education credits and for this training to count towards your 16 hour X-Waiver requirement.

Please note that social work CEUs are pending approval.

Intended audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), Physician Assistants, Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

Speakers

Vanessa Loukas, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP

Vanessa is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Technical Assistance Team with clinical interest and expertise in management of substance use disorders in primary care, chronic mental illness, and infectious diseases. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons College, and board certified in Advance Practice Addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (CARN-AP). Prior to joining the team, she was the Administrative Director of the Addiction Services Department at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, formerly the South End Community Health Center, developing their multidisciplinary nursing led addiction program and where she practiced as a nurse practitioner managing a high risk patient panel. Vanessa also worked as a registered nurse in acute treatment services and medical stabilization programs.

Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN

Kristin is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Kristin has been working in addiction medicine since 2009 - initially practicing as a Registered Nurse within BMC's multidisciplinary OBAT clinic, managing a large caseload of patients with substance addiction, and now as a Primary Care Provider with a full DATA2000 X-waiver. In addition to her clinical practice, Kristin advises and supports community health centers on integration of best practices for treating substance use disorders into institutions across Massachusetts and nationwide. Kristin earned her MSN, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, degree from Salem State University. She is board certified in addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.

Objectives

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

Sponsored by

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS), Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), and Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is the DATA 2000 sponsor for this waiver training.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

For more information, visit www.pcssNOW.org

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.00 hours, 0.50 of which count as pharmacology hours, to all nurses who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.00 CE Credit Hours.

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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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