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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Addiction 101

October 15, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm ET

This training will provide the foundational knowledge regarding the disease of addiction and an introduction into treatment options utilizing medications for opioid use disorder.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

This training is appropriate for all health care organization staff, including non-clinicians. The training covers stigma, the disease model of addiction, and provides an overview of evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders.

Intended audience

Nurses, social workers, other clinical staff, and non-clinicians.

Speakers

Justin Alves, RN, MSN, ACRN, CARN, CNE

Justin is a Clinical Nurse Educator for Boston Medical Center's OBAT TTA team, with specific expertise in infectious disease and their co-occurrence with substance use disorders, community outreach, and harm reduction. He serves as an expert on OBAT TTA's SUD Care Continuum ECHO team and sits on the item writing committee for the Addictions Nursing Certification Board. Justin has dedicated his career to caring for patients living with HIV/AIDS and suffering from substance use disorders across the continuum of care. He is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse, a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse, and a member of the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Justin received his BSN from Northeastern University in 2013 and received his MSN, with a focus in nursing education, from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2020.

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.

Objectives

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS).

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.00 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.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.00 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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