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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Harm Reduction Laying the Groundwork

October 14, 2021
12:00 pm–1:30 pm ET

This training will review the medical ethics and tenets of harm reduction and why they are important in expanding the care continuum of people who use drugs and alcohol. It will provide practical examples of how to write and create policies from a harm reduction perspective. It will include the legalities of including harm reduction practices in different healthcare settings and considerations for harm reduction for providers with licenses.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom

Description

The Harm Reduction Series is designed to provide caregivers and providers with information on best practices for caring for individuals who are actively using substances. The education series will teach ways to expand the treatment continuum to include engaging and keeping people safe when they are actively using substances including alcohol, opioids, stimulants, and tobacco. The series is designed for a broad range of audiences and each module will be presented with an expert from the community to provide insight regarding strategies for engagement and implementation.

This training will review the medical ethics and tenets of harm reduction and why they are important in expanding the care continuum of people who use drugs and alcohol. It will provide practical examples of how to write and create policies from a harm reduction perspective. It will include the legalities of including harm reduction practices in different healthcare settings and considerations for harm reduction for providers with licenses.

Intended audience

The entire multidisciplinary team providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting as well as anyone in a clinical or non-clinical position that is interested in learning about harm reduction.

Guest Speaker

Berto Sanchez

Speakers

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

Objectives

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.50 hours to all RNs who attend, complete the evaluation, and complete the post-test. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.

Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA) grants 1.50 LMHC CE Credits to LMHCs that attend this activity.

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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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