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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Using Monthly Injectable Buprenorphine in Addiction Treatment (training via Zoom)

December 16, 2020
3:00 pm–4:00 pm ET

This one-hour training prepares nurses and other medical professionals to use monthly injectable buprenorphine (Sublocade) in addiction treatment.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


This is a one-hour training that prepares nurses offering medication for opioid-use disorder to manage addiction treatment with monthly injectable buprenorphine. Topics covered will include: the pharmacology of monthly injectable buprenorphine; patient selection; medication storage and administration; clinical logistics; side effects; supplemental dosing; lessons learned from the field; and billing and specialty pharmacies. We will also have an open discussion to learn from each other’s experiences with using this treatment.

This training will be held via Zoom. We would prefer that you log in using a computer with a web cam so that we can all connect to each other via video. Please note that signing on with video is required to receive CEs. If you do not have access to a web cam, please let us know. The document on this page (the "event flyer") will walk you through how to connect to a Zoom meeting from your computer for the first time.

The Zoom link for this training is password protected. The password will be emailed to you ahead of the training.

Intended audience

Attendance is required for all OBAT nurses and MAs who work in a DPH/BSAS funded STATE OBOT program. All others working with patients on injectable buprenorphine are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN Charmaine Lastimoso, MPH, MSN, NP-C


The learner will: understand the pharmacology, side effects, and supplemental dosing of injectable buprenorphine; learn about the related billing and specialty pharmacy protocols; and participate in an open discussion with those who have implemeneted Sublocade in their practices to learn from their experiences. 

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.00 hours to all nurses who attend, complete the evaluation, and complete the post test. 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.

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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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