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Addiction: Occupational Hazard for Nurses

Originally webcast October 16, 2008

Speaker:
Barbara Waite, APRN, BC, NPP
Eastern NY Regional Coordinator
New York State Nurses Association
Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses - SPAN

Alcohol and drug abuse is a public health issue. Barbara Waite will discuss the Disease Model of addiction, risk factors for nurses, signs and symptoms of the chemically dependent nurse, and the philosophy and mission of the Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN) program.

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the Disease Model of addiction
  • Identify risk factors for nurses
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of the addicted nurse
  • Discuss resources for the addicted nurse