A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
January 26, 2021
7:30 am–9:00 am ET
As part of the twice-monthly MA OBAT ECHO series, Donna Beers, RN, will present a didactic entitled "Having difficult conversations with patients". The didactic will be followed by a related de-identified case presentation from an ECHO participant along with recommendations from the panel of experts and attendees.
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Boston Medical Center's (BMC) 12-part Massachusetts Office Based Addiction Treatment ECHO® (MA OBAT ECHO®) offers training and support in addiction treatment, with a focus on comprehensive care for patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). The free, case-based tele-education program is designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to implement high-quality addiction treatment within primary care settings in Massachusetts.
Comprehensive care to serve patients with SUD entails a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach, which may need to include physicians, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, nurses, patient navigators, clinic support staff, and others depending on each patient's unique needs. The MA OBAT ECHO® encourages participation from all members of the team caring for patients with SUDs and is an interdisciplinary learning community. All participants will be given access to education about addiction treatment and have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of addiction as well as from one another.
What takes place during a teleECHO® clinic?
Nurse practitioners (NP), medical doctors (MD), nurses (LPN/RN), social workers (LCSW/LICSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)
1.5 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 48 hours. The MA OBAT ECHO is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by: American Nurses Association, Massachusetts; Boston University School of Social Work Professional Education Programs; 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 48 hours.