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.