Preparing for the Pride ParTy: Addressing Club Drugs (Part of Addressing SUD in Gender and Sexually Diverse (GSD) Patients) – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training & Technical Assistance Boston Medical Center This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to club or party drug consumption for gender and sexuality diverse people. There will be a brief overview of the types and classes of drugs consumed in club and party settings by GSD populations. Signs of intoxication, dependence, withdrawal, and crash will be reviewed as well as harm reduction strategies for patients using club… Read more »

Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) Exam Review for RNs/APRNs (Part 2 of 2) – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance Boston Medical Center This training is meant for Registered Nurses (RNs) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) working in the addiction field who are interested in becoming Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) or a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP). The course is intended to support nurses studying for the certification exam by reviewing content covered in the exam and providing additional educational resources… Read more »

The Fundamentals of Wound Care – CEU’s

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits. Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance Description This training is designed to equip addiction medical treatment teams with the basics of wound assessment and treatment. Topics covered include assessment of wound tissue type, drainage, cleansing, dressing supplies, special considerations for loop drains, and xylazine-related wounds. NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional 30-minute Q&A… Read more »

Rethinking Drinking: When the Bar’s the Place to Be – CEU’s

Sponsor: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS) Description This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse (GSD) people. Contributing factors to higher rates of alcohol use disorder (AUD) among GSD populations will be reviewed through a minority stress framework for participants. The course will also review strategies for improving… Read more »

The Greatest LGBTQ+ Health Issue of All Time: Commercial Tobacco – CEU’s

Sponsors: Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS) This one-hour course will review current epidemiological trends related to smoking and tobacco/nicotine use disorder among gender and sexuality diverse people. Contributing factors to higher rates of combustible cigarette and electronic cigarette consumption will be reviewed through a minority stress framework. The course will review strategies for improving cultural responsiveness for GSD populations to increase… Read more »

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… Read more »

Zeroing in on Xylazine – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance; a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC) Description This training will provide knowledge regarding xylazine, a CNS depressant, which has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths in the US. This training will discuss the physiologic effects of xylazine, manifestations of xylazine intoxication, overdose, communicable infections associated with xylazine use, and wound care for persons injecting xylazine. NOTE: This training is 60 minutes long. There will be an optional… Read more »

Essentials of Treating Stimulant Use Disorder – CEU’s

This training fulfills the DEA’s 8-hour training requirement for prescribers. Free continuing education credits. Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance Description This three-hour course is designed to be a guide for addiction providers interested in providing and caring for people who use stimulants, namely cocaine and methamphetamines. Topics include neurobiology and physiology of addiction; identifying health risks of stimulant use; practical application of evidence-based treatment for patients who use stimulants in an… Read more »

Initiation of Buprenorphine in Outpatient Settings – CEU’s

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA; a program of Boston Medical Center This training presents a range of evidence-based strategies for initiating buprenorphine treatment within ambulatory care practices. Special attention is directed towards effective measures supporting the transition of patients using illicitly manufactured fentanyl onto prescribed buprenorphine. Description This training presents a range of evidence-based strategies for initiating buprenorphine treatment within ambulatory care practices. Special attention is directed towards effective measures supporting the transition of patients… Read more »

Stimulants 101 – CEU’s

This one-hour training is intended to provide an overview of stimulant use disorders. Topics include stigma, pharmacology, and physiology of methamphetamines and cocaine, identifying stimulant overdose (overamping), managing acute stimulant intoxication, de-escalation techniques, and evidence-based treatment for people with stimulant use disorders. Intended audience Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community. Speakers… Read more »