Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Injection Drug Use Part 1: Communicable Infections

November 18, 2021
12:00 pm–1:30 pm ET

This training will review strategies to reduce communicable infectious diseases associated with injection drug use. Testing strategies and linkage to care for those patients with diagnosed blood-borne pathogens. Will review bleaching/sterilization of injection paraphernalia, serosorting or sequential drug use to prevent infection of uninfected partners. Pharmacological interventions for infection prevention including nPEP and PrEP will also be discussed.

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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 strategies to reduce communicable infectious diseases associated with injection drug use. Testing strategies and linkage to care for those patients with diagnosed blood-borne pathogens. Will review bleaching/sterilization of injection paraphernalia, serosorting or sequential drug use to prevent infection of uninfected partners. Pharmacological interventions for infection prevention including nPEP and PrEP will also be discussed. 

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

Latisha Goullaud, Recovery Coach 

Speakers

Latisha Goullaud, Recovery Coach Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP

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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Grayken Center for Addiction 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 Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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