Addiction: Occupational Hazard for Nurses
Originally broadcast October 16, 2008
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.
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
School of Public Health, University at Albany, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been assigned code 6VKSFE-PRV-06-183 and has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in November, 2010and renewed until November 2013.
There are no conflicts of interest to report for this program.
There is no commercial support for this broadcast.