A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
This training will provide an overview of stigma, the epidemiology of addiction, and the model of addiction as a chronic medical condition.
This course series will prepare nurses and other key members of the multidisciplinary care team to deliver medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and naltrexone, using a chronic care management model. Topics covered will include the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacotherapy of medications used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders (current standard of care), and practical tools for implementing these treatment modalities into an office-based setting and for supporting physicians and advanced practice providers as part of a care team. Attendees will learn to screen patients for substance use disorders, initiate medication, and provide ongoing care and counseling.
The learner will discuss the impact of stigma, describe trends in the opioid epidemic, and understand the substance use disorders as chronic medical condition.
Nurses and other clinical staff providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting.
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
Boston Medical Center grants 1.0 hours to all nurses who attend, complete the evaluation, and complete the post test. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.