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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Post Overdose Response Teams (PORT) and Field Induction

Hosted by the North Carolina Technical Assistance Center

Friday August 9th, 2024

12-1:30 pm

Register here: https://unc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqceuuqTwrG9XgFijKe76VdNZfelioDwEJ

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Post Overdose Response Teams (PORT- also known as Quick Response Teams and Opioid Response Teams) are multidisciplinary teams composed of clinical providers, first responders, and/or peer support specialists.  As an approved evidence-based strategy for North Carolina’s Opioid Settlement Funding, counties are increasingly developing these teams to provide rapid, low-barrier field engagement with communities at highest risk for overdose: those who have survived a nonfatal overdose.  Buprenorphine field initiation by PORT offers a unique opportunity to improve clinical care of high-risk patients, address withdrawal symptoms, reduce risk of subsequent overdose, and improve linkage to definitive care.

This webinar offers a short introduction to PORT: what it is, types of teams, services provided, and some of the research demonstrating the impacts of these programs.  It will also include a brief discussion of buprenorphine initiation. NC-TAC’s consulting Addiction Medicine physician Shuchin Shukla will provide an initial presentation on PORT 101. Brian Mahaffey, the captain of McDowell County EMS Paramedics will be joining us to share about his PORT team’s work.

Agenda:

12:00-12:30 PORT 101 with Shuchin Shukla, MD, MPH

12:30-1:00 McDowell County PORT Program Overview with Brian Mahaffey, MBA, RN, CEN

1:00-1:30 Q&A with speakers

Register here: https://unc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqceuuqTwrG9XgFijKe76VdNZfelioDwEJ

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Funded by NC DHHS Division of Mental Health, The North Carolina Technical Assistance Center (NC-TAC) is a statewide initiative to provide technical assistance to programs that support individuals at risk of incarceration and overdose. We provide tailored, evidence-based, technical assistance with a harm reduction approach. Our goal is to improve access to resources for people who use drugs and are impacted by the legal system, in North Carolina. Our services are available to any North Carolina non-profit, private, or government entity that provides services to people impacted by the legal system.

We have specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Harm reduction (Drug user health, engaging key populations)
  • Supporting release from incarceration (Reentry)
  • Diversion/Deflection, including Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)
  • Jail-based Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)
  • Post-overdose Response Teams (PORT) and Field Initiation of Buprenorphine
  • Naloxone access and distribution
  • Program evaluation
  • Data management

Questions? Email us at nctac@unc.edu


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