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Event summary

Using Monthly Injectable Buprenorphine in Addiction Treatment (training via Zoom)

This one-hour training prepares nurses and other medical professionals to use monthly injectable buprenorphine (Sublocade) in addiction treatment.

Event details


This is a one-hour training that prepares nurses offering medication for opioid-use disorder to manage addiction treatment with monthly injectable buprenorphine (Sublocade). Topics covered will include: the pharmacology of monthly injectable buprenorphine; patient selection; medication storage and administration; clinical logistics; side effects; supplemental dosing; lessons learned from the field; and billing and specialty pharmacies. We will also have an open discussion to learn from each other’s experiences with using this treatment.

We will be offering 1.0 CE units for nursing and social work, pending approval.

This training will be held via Zoom. We would prefer that you log in using a computer with a web cam so that we can all connect to each other via video. If you do not have access to a web cam, please let us know. The document on this page (the "event flyer") will walk you through how to connect to a Zoom meeting from your computer for the first time.

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The learner will: understand the pharmacology, side effects, and supplemental dosing of Sublocade; learn about the related billing and specialty pharmacy protocols; and participate in an open discussion with those who have implemeneted Sublocade in their practices to learn from their experiences. 

Intended audience

Attendance is required for all OBAT nurses and MAs who work in a DPH/BSAS funded STATE OBOT program. All others working with patients on Sublocade are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1 nursing contact hour to nurses who complete this program. You must stay for the entire program and complete this evaluation form. This program has no commercial support. Faculty and planners have no vested interests, and there are no conflicts of interest. Boston Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.