Nursing Grand Rounds

Nursing Grand Rounds

Engaging Excellence in Patient Care, Education, and Research


Addiction: Occupational Hazard for Nursing

Presented by:
Barbara Nahmias, RN, NPP, PMHCNS, BC,
NYSNA - SPAN Outreach Coordinator
Janet Price - Kurta, RN, BSN, CARN
CNY Regional Coordinator, SPAN Program

Tuesday April 19, 2016
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Downtown Campus: 11th Floor Performance Center
Community Campus: streamed live in Classroom A/B

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Targeted to all Upstate RNs


To increase knowledge of the Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN) in NYS and how it helps to protect the public by assisting nurses with substance use disorders (SUD) in NYS.


  1. Identify that addiction is a disease and 3 reasons nurses are at risk for developing a substance use disorder
  2. Discuss 2-3 legal and ethical responsibilities and ways to intervene compassionately with nurses with SUD
  3. Identify 3 resources provided to nurses by SPAN/PAP

For more information, please contact Ellen Albanese at 315 464-9443 or

1.0 Contact Hour is provided by the SUNY Upstate Medical University Institute for Continuing Nursing Education (ICNE). It has been assigned Provider Code NYP261-8/14-17.

The Institute for Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.