Carolyn Bogden, MSN, FNP-BC
Ms. Carolyn Bogdon, MSN, FNP-BC, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Caldwell University in Caldwell, New Jersey and completed her Master of Science degree at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has five years of experience as a registered nurse in the virtual, ambulatory and most extensively, critical care and Emergency Department settings. As Director for Emergency Department Medication Assisted Treatment Program under a $1.5 million SC DHHS state proviso, Ms. Bogdon has facilitated the conceptualization and continues to oversee the implementation of this program throughout the state. This innovative program allows highly motivated, treatment seeking patients in the emergency department to receive “on demand” access to evidence based addiction treatment. The program is currently operationalized in three emergency departments in the state. With continued success and funding, the program hopes to expand to additional sites in 2019. As a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Bogdon maintains special DEA licensure to clinically treat patients with opioid use disorder in the MUSC outpatient Center for Drug and Alcohol Program. She recently has become the first and only APRN in SC permitted to prescribe controlled substances, specifically buprenorphine, via telehealth as approved by the SC BON and SC BOME. Within the approved protocol, she will be able to expand critical access to life saving addiction treatment within the public SC drug and alcohol system. Second Speaker: Dr. Lindsey Jennings is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Residency Director at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jennings completed a combined degree program at West Virginia University earning her Medical Doctor (MD) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) degrees. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina for residency training in emergency medicine and stayed on as faculty after graduation. Dr. Jennings has been the physician leader for Emergency Department (ED)- based substance abuse interventions at MUSC including the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program, the ED naloxone distribution program, and the ED Buprenorphine program. She works closely with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services (DAODAS) and the Addiction Sciences Division at MUSC as part of the state-wide Medication Assisted Treatment Access grant from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Her primary research interest is ED-based and pre-hospital interventions for opiate use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders.