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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Waiver Trained: Now What? The Nuts and Bolts of Addiction Treatment

July 28, 2021
6:00 pm–8:00 pm ET

This training will prepare prescribers to handle practical considerations when treating patients with opioid use disorders in office settings.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

This training will provide waivered prescribers the skills needed to actually implement office-based addiction treatment into an ambulatory practice setting. Additionally, this talk will provide expert, concrete tips to facilitate the provision of care for patients with substance use disorders utilizing medications in their treatment. 

This training will be held via Zoom. Complete information on how to join via Zoom will be emailed to you the week of the training.

We will be offering 2.0 continuing education credits for NPs and 1.75 CMEs. Please note that camera use is required in order to be eligible for CMEs. 

This is not a training to receive your buprenorphine waiver.

To request reasonable accomodations for a disability, please notify Tavi Hristova (tavita.hristova@bmc.org), in writing, at least two weeks prior to the conference.

Course Director: Dan Alford, MD, MPH

Intended audience

Prescribers who have recently obtained their X-waiver (or who are contemplating getting their waiver) and are looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder in an outpatient setting.

Speakers

Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN

Kristin is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Kristin has been working in addiction medicine since 2009 — initially practicing as a Registered Nurse within BMC's multidisciplinary OBAT clinic, managing a large caseload of patients with substance addiction, and now as a Primary Care Provider with a full DATA2000 X-waiver. In addition to her clinical practice, Kristin advises and supports community health centers on integration of best practices for treating substance use disorders into institutions across Massachusetts and nationwide. Kristin earned her MSN, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, degree from Salem State University. 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 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

The learner will: understand the medication induction, stabilitation, and maintenance procedures; learn to how address substance use during treatment and issues of adherence; and understand how to apply this knowledge to support special populations.

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

ACCME Accreditation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accreditation/Approval Statement

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 2.00

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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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