Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New York State Nurses Association help nurses with substance abuse problems

The New York State Nurses Association has a EAP for nurses called SPAN. SPAN is an acronym for Statewide Peer Assistance For Nurses.

There are several peer assistance for nurses support groups in Western New York State. The regional coordinator is Paula Calleri, RN, MS, CARN. You can reach Paula at 1-800-724-6976 x355.

GCASA successfully provides treatment services for a number of health care professionals. Referrals to services such as SPAN are facilitated by GCASA counselors, but only with the consent of the client and permission to release information.

To find out more about SPAN click here.

Here is a Q&A from the Sping, 2008, SPAN newsletter.

Click on image to enlarge for easier reading.

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