Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2018, last year’s opioid law, required that emergency departments and satellite emergency facilities have the capability to initiate patients on medication for opioid use disorder. Boston Medical Center’s Office Based Addiction Treatment/Training and Technical Assistance program, funded through DPH’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Treatment, has been hosting a series of trainings for ED nurses to help them assess and treat patients presenting to the ED with opioid use disorder.
Times and locations of the next series of trainings are as follows:
Wednesday, December 11: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, December 16: Boston Marriott Newton, Newton; 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 18: DoubleTree by Hilton, Rockland; 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 19: Boston Medical Center, Boston; 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Attendance at these trainings is strongly recommended for emergency department nurses. Click here
for further details and a registration link.