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    We are the resource for nurses affected by substance use disorders

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    Wellness Wednesday — June 24: Cost of Caring: Understanding the Warning Signs for Burnout, Secondary Trauma, & Vicarious Trauma

    Due to the high-stress nature of their work nurses and other healthcare professionals are at a high risk of experiencing burnout and trauma. Research demonstrates the dangerous impact on physical and emotional health when exposed to trauma is combined with a stressful work environment. Knowledge is the best defense against burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. This webinar provides models to help professionals identify when they are at risk and what actions they can take to maintain wellness.

    Presenter: Matt Bennett

    Wellness Wednesday — July 1: Thrive in the Face of Burnout and Trauma

    It is difficult to maintain psychological, social, and physical health with the stress of modern health care. Add a pandemic and a social justice struggle, and avoiding burnout becomes incredibly difficult for the most resilient nurse and health care professional. This webinar puts forth best practices in self-care and a new innovative approach to measuring overall health and wellness that will change how we view our wellness and self-care.

    Presenter: Matt Bennett

  • About Us

    We believe every nurse deserves access to treatment, help in preserving his or her license and employment status and ongoing support throughout the recovery process

    Call Our Confidential Helpline: 800-457-7261

    NYSNA’s Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN) is a confidential education, support, and advocacy program for ALL nurses licensed in New York State, anywhere on the continuum from substance use to substance dependence.

     

    SPAN’s mission is to be the resource for all New York State nurses affected by substance use disorders, while fostering public safety through outreach and education.

    The SPAN program operates on the belief that every nurse deserves access to treatment, help in preserving his or her license and employment status, and ongoing support throughout the recovery process.

  • Resources

    SPAN's mission is to be the resource for New York State Nurses affected by substance use disorders, while fostering public safety through outreach and education

    For Nurses

    Confidential Advocacy & Support

     

    • Helpline for confidential inquiries
    • How to access treatment and supportive services
    • Compliance with the provisions of the Professional Assistance Program (PAP)
    • When the need for legal assistance exists
    • Peer support groups across the state at no out-of-pocket expense to the nurse
    • Expert staff and trained volunteer advocates provide mentorship
    • Advocacy with PAP and regulatory agencies

    For Institutions

    Education and Resources on Nursing and Addiction

    • Employee education and supervisor training
    • Consultation regarding written policies, procedures and other components of a drug-free workplace program
    • Identification and resolution of fitness-for-work concerns related to nurses affected by substance use disorders
    • Assessment and referral, short-term problem resolution for individual nurses requesting services
    • Facilitation of return-to-work agreements
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  • BECOME A SPAN GROUP FACILITATOR

    SPAN is seeking volunteer nurses interested in helping nursing colleagues

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