Overdose Response and Prevention – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance- a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC),

This training provides education regarding epidemiology, recognizing and responding to overdose, the use of naloxone, and novel strategies for overdose response and is designed to meet educational requirements for Massachusetts healthcare teams working in BSAS-licensed facilities.

Speakers

Brittany L. Carney, DNP, FNP-BC (she/her)

Brittany (Britt) is a clinical nurse educator for Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance. After starting her professional career at Boston Medical Center, she is thrilled to return to her roots supporting patients with substance use and caring for adolescent patients. She is a doctorally prepared, board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her passion is caring for youth and families, especially those with substance use disorder. Her clinical interests include adolescents/young adults, co-occurring mental health disorders, optimizing safety/overdose prevention, and improving continuity of care among DCF/DYS-involved youth. She has over a decade of experience working in addiction medicine from clinical operations to education/training. She pursued her DNP degree to continue to work to bring best practices into clinical care. Britt has published on various topics, including stigma for youth, caring for adolescents with substance use disorders and the role of addiction training for providers. She has also co-authored a book chapter on caring for adolescents with substance use. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and AMERSA (The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction). She received her Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master’s in Nursing degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Nursing. She also has a Master’s in Medical Science from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Vanessa Loukas, MSN, FNP-C, CARN-AP (she/her)

Vanessa 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. She has expertise in managing substance use disorders, co-occurring psychiatric conditions, and infectious diseases in primary care settings. Her clinical interests include harm reduction, low-barrier treatment, medical addiction groups, and improving care for persons involved in the criminal-legal system. Through her primary role on the Grayken TTA team, Vanessa 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. Prior to joining the Grayken TTA team, Vanessa practiced as a nurse practitioner and was the program director for the addiction treatment program at the South End Community Health Center, caring for high-risk patients with substance use disorders and psychiatric diagnoses. Her work integrated harm reduction, on-demand treatment, infectious disease treatment, and medical addiction groups including within the male/female re-entry/recovery units at the Suffolk County House of Corrections. Vanessa received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Simmons University and is a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB).

Objectives

  • Identify factors that contribute to overdose.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.
  • Recall two novel opioid overdose prevention strategies.

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Event Details

Date:
May 23, 2024
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
virtual
Cost:
FREE