A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
March 31, 2023
12:00 pm–2:00 pm ET
This two-hour course will provide prescribers with the skills needed to implement addiction treatment in a practice setting. It is intended to provide prescribers with practical, evidence-based strategies for initiating and maintaining medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) as well as tools to care for patients with ongoing use and/or polysubstance use.
This two-hour course is designed to provide prescribers, including pharmacists, with the skills and education necessary to prescribe MOUD in the outpatient setting as well as in the emergency department. Topics include initial assessment, initiation of buprenorphine, injectable medications, visit management, monitoring, and strategies to reduce harm associated with continued use.
Medical professionals with prescriptive authority looking to increase provision of care for patients with opioid use disorder in an outpatient treatment setting or emergency department.
Annie is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Annie educates and supports health care providers on best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders and serves as the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO. Prior to joining BMC, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and served as the clinical lead for the city's first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She is board-certified in addictions and holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned her Masters of Nursing and Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively.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.
Following this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)
Funding for out of state attendees is provided by the Opioid Response Network (ORN).
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.
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Contact Hour Designation Statement
Nursing Contact Hours: 2.00, of which 2.00 are eligible for pharmacology credit.
Physician Credit Designation Statement
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.