Stephanie Klipp, RN, CARN, CAAP, CRS; Patient Care Specialist, Prevention Point Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Identify evidence based strategies (medications to treat opioid use disorder, harm reduction) for reducing morbidity and mortality in patients with SUD. Describe ways implement evidence based strategies to improve care for hospitalized patients with SUD.
Stephanie Klipp is a board certified addiction's registered nurse from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also certified through the Pennsylvania Certification Board as an Alllied Addiction Practioner (CAAP), and a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS). Stephanie currently works as a Patient Care Specialist for the city's Syringe Service Program -Prevention Point Pittsburgh. She is a community advocate and educator around supporting individuals who use or inject drugs, with a focus on reducing stigma and promoting overall wellness. Stephanie most recently helped to co-found the Pittsburgh Harm Reduction Coalition, and will be working within the community to advocate and elevate the needs and center the voices of individuals using drugs. She has worked within addiction medicine programs to operationalize inpatient addiction consult services, and outpatient clinics for the treatment of opioid use disorders. She received her nursing education at Pennsylvania State University, and is currently pursuing her FNP. Stephanie also serves as a member on the Board of Directors of PNAP, the Pennsylvania Nurse Peer Assistance Program.