Back to Basics: Infectious Diseases – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA; a program of Boston Medical Center

Description

This training covers sexually transmitted infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and respiratory infections and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

Intended audience

Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed or approved facilities.

Speakers

Justin Alves, MSN, FNP-BC, ACRN, CARN, CNE (he/him)

Justin is a clinical nurse educator with Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where he contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Justin is also a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center and the nursing director of two housing first programs operated by the Justice Resource Institute, Inc. He has expertise in infectious diseases and their co-occurrence with substance use disorders, community outreach, and harm reduction. Justin’s work in HIV/AIDS includes being president of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, consulting for the New England AIDS Education Training Center, and other positions. He currently sits on the stimulant work group for the Opioid Response Network (ORN), the advisory board of the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and the item writing committee for the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB). Justin received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Northeastern University in 2013, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2020, and his Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2023. He also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB), certification as an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) through the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB), and is a certified nurse educator (CNE) through the National League of Nursing.

Annie Potter, MSN, MPH, NP (she/her)

Annie is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, and a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center. Annie contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for clinicians supporting patients with substance use disorders. Annie is also consultant and educator for the Massachusetts HEALing Communities Study, a multi-state study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is also the Medical Director for the Massachusetts Community Health Center ECHO and an expert faculty member of the Provider Clinical Support System Exchange (PCSS-X). Annie’s other clinical interests include treatment and prevention of HIV and Hepatitis C, family planning, and care for gender-diverse individuals. Before joining Boston Medical Center, Annie practiced at a community health center in Baltimore, MD, where she established and directed the city’s first walk-in HIV treatment and prevention program. She holds specialty certifications for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C. Annie earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Objectives

  • Name 3 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Recognize actions that increase risk of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in persons who injection drugs.
  • Recall best practices to link people into treatment for tuberculosis (TB).

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Event Details

Date:
June 11, 2024
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
virtual
Cost:
free