Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Addiction 101 and Harm Reduction (ORN/CRT)

June 17, 2021
2:00 pm–4:00 pm ET

Training topics include medication options for the treatment of opioid use disorder, benefits of treatment, management of opioid withdrawal, signs and symptoms of overdose, harm reduction, and the impact of fentanyl on managing substance use disorders.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

Training topics include medication options for the treatment of opioid use disorder, benefits of treatment, management of opioid withdrawal, signs and symptoms of overdose, harm reduction, and the impact of fentanyl on managing substance use disorders.

This training will be held via Zoom. The Zoom log-in information will be emailed prior to the training. 

Continuing education credits will be provided for nurses. Please note that webcam use is required in order to be eligible for CEUs.

 

Intended audience

Staff and affiliates from the Community Renewal Team (CRT).

Speakers

Andrea Caputo

Andrea is a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Educator for the OBAT TTA Program at Boston Medical Center with clinical interest and expertise in women's health, individuals experiencing homelessness, and chronic disease management. She is committed to serving vulnerable populations and works per diem at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program; Andrea has also conducted international healthcare work in Haiti. She is a term lecturer and preceptor for nurse practitioner students at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP). Andrea received her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2011 and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2018, both from the MGH IHP. She is board certified in addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board.

Vanessa Loukas, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP

Vanessa is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Boston Medical Center's OBAT Technical Assistance Team. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons College, and she is also board certified in Advance Practice Addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (CARN-AP). She is the Administrative Director of the Addiction Services Department at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, formerly the South End Community Health Center, where she also practices as a nurse practitioner with expertise in providing primary care to complex patients with substance use disorder, chronic mental illness and infectious diseases. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse in acute treatment services and medical stabilization programs.

Objectives

Sponsored by

State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium, Opioid Response Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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.
 

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.50 hours to all RNs who attend and complete the evaluation. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.

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OBAT 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 OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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