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

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SUD Care Continuum ECHO: Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Outpatient Withdrawal Management

June 6, 2022
12:00 pm–1:15 pm ET

As part of the twice-monthly SUD Care Continuum ECHO series, Faith Omede Ogorchukwu, MD, will present the didactic entitled, "Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Outpatient Withdrawal Management XX." 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.

Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Outpatient Withdrawal Management

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Description

Boston Medical Center's (BMC) drop-in series Substance Use Disorder Care Continuum ECHO® (SUD Care Continuum ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on supporting front line addiction treatment workforce. This includes health providers in Acute Treatment Services (ATS), Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS), Transitional Support Services (TSS), Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), long-term residential program, sober and recovery homes, primary care, and psychiatry. This free, case-based tele-mentoring program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality and evidence-based addiction treatment.

 

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) Define benzodiazepines and recognize the prevalence of benzodiazepine misuse in the US

2) Identify risk factors for BZD misuse and withdrawal

3) Recognize when pts benefit from inpatient withdrawal management treatment

4) Describe taper strategies and adjunct medication options for withdrawal treatment

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

1.0 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 SUD Care Continuum ECHO is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by: American Nurses Association, Massachusetts; Boston University School of Social Work The Network for Professional Education; 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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