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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Medications for Addiction Treatment (Training for MHSA DUIL Program)

October 19, 2021
1:00 pm–2:30 pm ET

This training will provide an overview of medications for addiction treatment including review of treatment philosophy for managing substance use disorder in the outpatient setting, review of the opioid epidemic and outpatient treatment settings for medications for opioid use disorder.

PLEASE NOTE: This training is for the staff and affiliates of the MHSA DUIL Program.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

This training will provide an overview of medications for addiction treatment including review of treatment philosophy for managing substance use disorder in the outpatient setting, review of the opioid epidemic and outpatient treatment settings for medications for opioid use disorder.

Please note that this training is organization-specific.

You must have your camera on for us to be able to see you in order to receive continuing education credits.

Intended audience

The staff and affiliates of the Middlesex Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (DUIL) Program.

Speakers

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

Vanessa is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Boston Medical Center's OBAT Technical Assistance Team with clinical interest and expertise in management of substance use disorders in primary care, chronic mental illness, and infectious diseases. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner receiving her Masters of Science in Nursing at Simmons College, and board certified in Advance Practice Addictions nursing through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (CARN-AP). Prior to joining the OBAT TTA team, she was the Administrative Director of the Addiction Services Department at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, formerly the South End Community Health Center, developing their multidisciplinary nursing led addiction program and where she practiced as a nurse practitioner managing a high risk patient panel. Vanessa also worked as a registered nurse in acute treatment services and medical stabilization programs.

Objectives

Participants will develop a basic understanding of:

Sponsored by

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

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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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