A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
June 2, 2022
1:00 pm–2:00 pm ET
A drop-in session, open to individuals working in the field of addiction. Includes discussion of an evidence-based article with implications for SUD practice.
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This drop-in session is open to individuals working in addiction medicine around the country. Every month, we will review an evidence-based article and discuss its implications for nursing practice. This includes new research studies as well as landmark studies relevant to substance use disorder nursing practice.
This month, we will be going over "Bridge clinic implementation of “72-hour rule” methadone for opioid withdrawal management: Impact on opioid treatment program linkage and retention in care" by Jessica L. Taylor, Jordana Laks, Paul J. Christine, Jessica Kehoe, James Evans, Theresa W. Kim, Natalija M. Farrell, Cedric S. White, Zoe M. Weinstein, Alexander Y. Walley. To view the article please see the attached flyer.
Please register in advance via Zoom using the link at the top of this page in order to attend this session.
Jessica L. Taylor, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center and a board-certified Addiction Specialist. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, where also served as a Chief Resident. She joined BUSM faculty in 2016. Dr. Taylor's clinical work focuses on the care of patients with substance use disorders, HIV, and viral hepatitis. Her research interests include HIV prevention among people who inject drugs, implementation strategies for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), low-barrier substance use disorder treatment models, and overdose prevention.
Dr. Taylor is the Medical Director of Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center's innovative, low-barrier substance use disorder bridge clinic. She also directs HIV Prevention Programs at BMC and is a past Medical Director of BMC’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) ECHO, a tele-education series for providers and teams across MA. Her other educational roles include co-directing the HIV Pathway for internal medicine residents and serving as core faculty in BUSM's Addiction Medicine fellowship program.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.
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS/DPH), Opioid Response Network (ORN), Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 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.