The mission of NOAP is to promote public safety through participation of potentially impaired healthcare professionals in monitored rehabilitation and recovery as an alternative to license discipline, emphasizing fitness to practice and retention of competent professionals. NOAP is committed to working in cooperation with regulatory and professional organizations toward this objective.

NOAP 2019 Annual Conference

March 17 - 20, 2019
World Golf Village Renaissance
St. Augustine, Florida

Best Practices for Alternative to Discipline Monitoring
Programs for Health Care Professionals

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Daily Schedule

(Subject to change)

Continuing Education Credits

NOAP awards contact hours for nurses and advanced practice nurses who attend the Annual Educational Conference.
  • This Continuing Education activity will be submitted to the California Board of Nursing for a maximum of 17 credits.
  • This activity has been approved through NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #144528 for a maximum of 17 credits.
Each attendee, after completion of the conference survey, will receive a certificate indicating the number and type of credits earned.

Time Sunday, March 17 Room
11:30am - 4pm Registration Augustine Foyer
12noon - 4pm
CE: 4.00
Session 1. Pre-Conference Workshop: Best Practices and Components of a Successful Monitoring Program - Organizational Sharing & Group Participation Workshop
  • Moderator: Jean Sullivan, RN, MA
  • Representative from NCSBN
Augustine C
5:30pm - 7pm Welcome Reception La Terrazza
7:15pm - 8:15pm Support Group Meeting Wentworth
     
Time Monday, March 18 Room
7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting Wentworth
8am - 4pm Registration Augustine Foyer
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors Augustine A-B
9am - 9:15am Opening Remarks/Announcements  
9:15am - 10:15am
CE: 1.00
Session 2. Vivitrol Study, PETH versus ETG/ETS, Treatment of the Healthcare Professional
  • Scott A. Teitelbaum, MD, FAAP, DFASAM
    University of Florida, College of Medicine
    Gainesville, Florida
Augustine C
10:15am - 10:30am Break Augustine A-B
10:30am - 11:30am
CE: 1.00
Session 3. Cannabis and Cannabis Use Disorder: Considerations for Safe Practice
  • Bari Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
    CeDAR- Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation at University of Colorado Hospital
    Denver, Colorado

Objectives:

  1. Understand how cannabis affects the brain.
  2. Review the effects of cannabis use.
  3. Describe current treatment approaches in working with clients with problematic cannabis use and CUD.
  4. Discuss considerations for safe practice, particularly in States that have legalized medical and/or recreational cannabis.
Augustine C
11:30am - 12:30pm Membership Luncheon (open to all attendees and exhibitors) Augustine A-B
12:30pm - 1:30pm
CE: 1.00
Session 4. International Trends in Addictions Nursing
  • Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
    Widener University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the history of addiction in the USA and how the history impacts stigma, misunderstanding and the lack of addiction education in our profession and our society today.
  2. Review the past, present and future of the International Nurses Society on Addiction.
  3. Define the role of IntNSA and IntNSA’s work focused on the opioid epidemic.
  4. Perform a wrap up of the presentation
Augustine C
1:30pm - 1:45pm Break Augustine A-B
1:45pm - 2:45pm
CE: 1.00
Session 5. National Trends in Addictions Nursing - Self Care and Injectable Suboxone
  • Barbara McGill, MSN, RN
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Augustine C
2:45pm - 4pm
CE: 1.25
Session 6. Sexual Misconduct and Boundary Issues: Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with Clients
  • Linda L. Smith, RN, M.Div, CAP, CARN-AP
    Intervention Project for Nurses
    Jacksonville, Florida
     
  • Shannon O. Large, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CARN-AP
    Intervention Project for Nurses
    Jacksonville, Florida

Objectives:

  1. Recognize the difference between boundary crossing, boundary violation and sexual misconduct.
  2. Describe how Fl IPN manages cases with boundary issues vs. sexual misconduct.
  3. Acknowledge the importance of maintaining healthy boundaries with clients.
    Augustine C
    4:30pm - 8:45pm Sunset Cruise. Click here for more information, max capacity is 40 passengers.
     (separate registration fee required, includes transportation, cruise, refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and sandwiches)
     
         
    Time Tuesday, March 19 Room
    7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting Wentworth
    8am - 4pm Registration Augustine Foyer
    8am - 9am Full Breakfast with Exhibitors Augustine A-B
    9am - 10:30am
    CE: 1.50
    Session 7. Neurocognitive Testing
    • Gregory Gable, Psy.D
      Caron Health Care Professional Programs
      Wernersville, Pennsylvania

    Objectives:

    1. The participant will be able to define and discuss the concept of cognitive reserve and how it impacts the process of cognitive assessment of high-functioning individuals such as health professionals.
    2. The participant will be able to understand and discuss the use of modified normative data in the process of neurocognitive assessment of health professionals.
    Augustine C
    10:30am - 11am Break Augustine A-B
    11am - 12:30pm
    CE: 1.50
    Session 8. MRO Toxicology Panel
    • Moderator: Kathie Simpson, RN, BSN, CACPN
    • Tony Costantino, PhD, DrugScan; Horsham, Pennsylvania
    • James Ferguson, DO, DFASAM, C-MRO; FSSolutions; Chalfont, Pennsylvania
    • Joe Jones, PhD, USDTL; Des Plaines, Illinois
    • Barry Lubin, MD, FASAM, MRO; Affinity Online Solutions; Vienna, Virginia

    Objectives:

    1. Discuss the pros and cons of PEth vs blood spot.
    2. Describe the limitations of hair testing and understand how that impacts the interpretation of their program results.
    3. Describe the anatomy of a fingernail and how drug is incorporated into fingernail.
    4. Relate case study reports from the literature and our laboratory experience to better interpret their cases at their program.
    Augustine C
    12:30pm - 2pm Business Meeting Lunch (open to all attendees and exhibitors) Augustine A-B
    2pm - 4pm
    CE: 2.00
    Session 9. A New Paradigm, Research on PHP
    • Robert L. DuPont, MD
      Institute for Behavior and Health
      Rockville, Maryland

    Objectives:

    1. Identify the consequences of the mismatch of brief episodes of treatment and the life-long nature of substance use disorders.
    2. Describe the essential elements and outcomes of physician health program (PHPs).
    3. Articulate the widespread applications of the PHP model as part of the New Paradigm for long-term recovery.
    Augustine C
      Dinner On Your Own  
         
    Time Wednesday, March 20 Room
    7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting  
    8am - 12noon Registration Augustine Foyer
    8am - 9am Continental Breakfast Augustine A-B
    9am - 10:15am
    CE: 1.25
    Session 10. Current AANA Recommendations for Addressing Substance Use Disorder
    • James Stoltz, MHS, CRNA, CARN
      Clarksville, Tennessee
       
    • Julie Rice, BA
      AANA Health & Wellness and Peer Assistance Programs
      Park Ridge, Illinois

    Objectives:

    1. Identify the benefits of a comprehensive evaluation and addiction treatment plan with considerations specific to an anesthesia professional’s drug access and addressing mental health co-morbidities.
    2. Assess reasons five-year monitoring is recommended for certified registered nurse anesthetists.
    3. Explain the value of communication and collaboration between the treatment program and the monitoring program.
    4. Compare return to work considerations between health care professionals with and without access to potent anesthesia drugs.
    Augustine C
    10:30am - 12noon
    CE: 1.50
    Session 11. Topic on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    • Presenter TBA
    Augustine C
    12noon Conference Closing  


     

     

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