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 2018 Annual Conference

March 26-29, 2018
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel

Best Practices for ATD Programs for Health Care Professionals

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Daily Schedule

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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.
  • This activity has been approved through NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #144528.
Each attendee, after completion of the conference survey, will receive a certificate indicating the number and type of credits earned.

Time Monday, March 26 Location
12noon - 5pm Registration
Grand Salon Foyer
1pm - 4pm
CE: 3.00
1. Best Practices and Components of a Successful Monitoring Program - Organizational Sharing & Group Participation Workshop
Sample Questions; Presentation Handout
  • Jean Sullivan, RN, MA
  • Barbara Austin, MSN, RN
  • Richard A. Smiley, MS, MA, Statistician, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Kent Gowen, MA, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Ken Smith, MAH, MEd., PhD (abd), Director Research and Innovation, Affinity eHealth

Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast the different types of ATD programs in the following areas: relationship to the disciplining authority, funding of operational costs, number of participants monitored staffing ratio and number of disciplines monitored.
  2. Critique the length of monitoring agreements.
  3. Evaluate medication administration clauses in monitoring agreements.
  4. Identify operational policies and procedures staff currently views as best practices.
  5. Discuss current legal challenges programs are encountering.
Esplanade
5:30pm - 7pm Welcome Reception Grand Salon
7:15pm - 8:15pm Support Group Meeting - Open Toulouse
     
Time Tuesday, March 27 Location
7:30am - 8:30am Support Group Meeting Toulouse
8am - 4:30pm Registration Grand Salon Foyer
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors Grand Salon
9am - 9:15am Opening Remarks/Announcements
  • Barbara McGill, MSN, RN; President, NOAP
Esplanade
9:15am - 10:30am
CE: 1.25
2. National Practitioner Data Bank & Navigating NCSBN Resources
Presentation Handout
  • Kathy Russell, JD, MN, RN; Associate, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN

Objectives:

  1. Locate NCSBN SUD resources.
  2. Locate NCSBN Opioid Toolkit.
  3. List the three points of reportable state licensure actions.
  4. Identify whether particular actions are reportable.
  5. Identify NPDB resources for reporting.
Esplanade
10:30am - 10:45am Break Grand Salon
10:45am - 12:15pm
CE: 1.50
3. The Tennessee Experience: Mental Health & SUD On Line Support Groups
Presentation Handout
  • Mike Harkreader, MS, RN, CARN
  • Elizabeth S. Temple, M.Ed.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the development of TnPAP’s collaborative partnership with Birchwood Solutions.
  2. Identify the benefits of managed program-specific support groups.
  3. Explore effective models of support group services.
  4. Investigate benefits and challenges in using technology in support groups.
Esplanade
12:15pm - 1:15pm Membership Luncheon
(open to all attendees and exhibitors)
Grand Salon
1:15pm - 2:15pm
CE: 1.00
4. Opioid Free Anesthesia: Abandoning the Mu Receptor
Presentation Handout
  • Jason McLott, CRNA, MSN

Objectives:

  1. Review the current opioid post-op use in the US.
  2. Review of pain physiology.
  3. Understand concept of opioid induced hyperalgesia.
  4. Learn ways to decrease or abstain from the use of opioids in the perioperative arena.
Esplanade
2:15pm - 2:45pm Break Grand Salon
2:45pm - 3:45pm
CE: 1.00
5. Face to Face Mental Health Support Groups
Presentation Handout
  • Phyllis Prekopa, PsyD, BSN, LCADC, CARN-AP, FIAAN
  • Terri Ivory, MSN, RN

Objectives:

  1. To increase awareness of mental health issues in nurses; and enhance understanding, regarding frequency of co-occurring disorders.
  2. The attendees will understand the concepts of co-occurring disorders. This will encourage intake staff to be vigilant regarding clients’ perception of their mental health.
  3. At the conclusion of the presentation, the audience will have acquired skills and knowledge necessary for the creation of mental health peer support groups; hopefully, culminating in the start-up of a successful group.
Esplanade
3:45pm - 5pm
CE: 1.25
6. Recovery Alliance
Presentation Handout
  • Amy Boyd Austin, MSS
  • Terrence Walton, MSW, CSAC
  • Barbara McGill, MSN, RN

Objectives:

  1. Describes three components of a Collegiate Recovery Program.
  2. Critique the components of drug court programs.
  3. Compare and Contrast three structural and functional commonalities.
  4. Summarize three possible intersections with Professional Monitoring programs.
Esplanade
6:30pm - 9pm Group Outing - New Orleans Riverboat Cruise (separate registration fee required)
Must be on board by 7pm, ticket does not include dinner
See www.alternativeprograms.org/2018/cruise 
 
     
Time Wednesday, March 28  Location
8am - 4:45pm Registration Grand Salon Foyer
8am - 9am Full Breakfast with Exhibitors Grand Salon
9am - 10:15am
CE: 1.25
7. The Pain Management HCP in a Monitoring Program
Presentation Handout 1; Handout 2
  • John C. Tanner, DO, Dip, ABAM, FASAM, CCFC, MRO
  • Myrtle Greene, LMHC, CAP, ICADC

Objectives:

  1. Define and identify the characteristics usually associated with chronic pain along with discuss the IPN program current and historical data of nurses diagnosed with chronic pain;
  2. Describe how IPN manages the diagnosis and treatment of nurses with chronic pain from the Intake phase to active Monitoring;
  3. Discuss how healthcare professionals with a chronic pain disorder may jeopardize the workplace and public safety, and identify signs that may be helpful in identifying medication related impairment;
  4. Explain some of the basic neuroscience as it relates to chronic pain and how a substance use disorder or diversion may develop in someone with chronic pain;
  5. Understand more effective strategies for monitoring and management in health professionals with chronic pain including the roles of: a medical director and/or case manager, the MRO, specialized chronic pain and neurocognitive evaluators, and pain treatment providers;
  6. Understand some of the better pharmaceutical options for management or treatment of chronic pain a healthcare professional who may be at risk for, or already have a substance use disorder.
Esplanade
10:15am - 10:45am Break Grand Salon
10:45am - 12noon
CE: 1.25
8. ATD Types
  • Moderator: Becky Eisenhut, MS, RN, CASAC, CARN
  • Board in House - John Furman, PhD, MSN, COHN-S
  • Contracted with Board - Mike Brown, RPH
  • Peer Assistance - Ellen Brickman, MPH, MS, RN, NPP

Objectives:

  1. Describe the statutory authority underlining each model type.
  2. Identify the unique board relationships and non-compliance reporting requirements of each model type.
  3. Discuss the basic policy development process and relationship with the Board for each model type.
  4. Explain basic philosophy underlying each model type - strictly public safety focused or advocacy based.
  5. Assess the confidentiality structures in place for each model type - when does the board know of or not know of a nurse in monitoring, what access does the board have to participant case files.
  6. Distinguish the relationships with third parties (employers, treatment providers, medical providers, health care investigators) for each model type.
  7. Discern how does each model type ensure public transparency.
  8. Describe the staffing structures of each program.
Esplanade
12:15pm - 1:30pm Business Meeting Lunch
(open to all attendees and exhibitors)
Agenda; Meeting Handout; 2017 Meeting Minutes
Grand Salon
1:30pm - 2:30pm
CE: 1.00
9. Best Practices in Managing and Monitoring the Health Care Professional with Mental Health and/or Dual Diagnoses
Presentation Handout
  • Virginia (Ginny) Matthews, RN, BSN, MBA

Objectives:

  1. Identify common psychiatric disorders.
  2. Identify the impact of psychiatric disorders on healthcare practice.
  3. Recognize co-occurring disorders.
  4. Develop recovery agreement terms to accommodate mental health issues.
Esplanade
2:30pm - 3pm Break Grand Salon
3pm - 4:30pm
CE: 1.50
10. MRO / Toxicology Panel Discussion
Question/Case Studies: (MS Word unless otherwise noted)
  1. Case study #1
  2. Case study #2
  3. Dilute Specimen (PDF)
  4. HAIR and NAIL Analysis Question
  5. Hair Analysis
  6. Kombucha Tea
  7. PETH Question
  8. Wellbutrin Causing False Positive

Panelists:

  • Moderator: Kathie Simpson, RN, BSN
  • Tony Costantino, PhD; DrugScan
  • James Ferguson, DO, DFASAM, C-MRO; FirstSource Solutions
  • Joe Jones, MS; USDTL
  • Barry Lubin, MD, FASAM, MRO; Affinity
  • Donna Smith, EdD/PhD; Recovery Trek

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.
Esplanade
  Dinner on your own  
8pm - 9pm Support Group Meeting - Open Toulouse
     
Time Thursday, March 29 Location
7am - 8am Support Group Meeting - Closed Toulouse
8am - 9am Continental Breakfast  Grand Salon
9am - 10:15am
CE: 1.25
11. CRNA; RTW Guidelines/Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain 
  • Ann Bostic, CRNA

Objectives:

  1. Discuss Unique Challenges for Reentry of Nurse Anesthetists with SUD.
  2. Outline Specific AANA Recommendations for Treatment and Reentry of the CRNA with SUD.
  3. Evaluate Return to Work considerations related to chronic pain and medication assisted treatment (MAT).
  4. Discuss relapse prevention, resilience and Safe Return to Work.
     
Esplanade
10:15am - 10:30am Break Grand Salon
10:30am - 12noon
CE: 1.50
12. Less Stress, More Power
Presentation Handout 1; Handout 2
  • Aila Accad, RN, MSN

Objectives:

  1. Release one belief that causes burnout;
  2. Know the one cause of all stress and one principle to release stress fast;
  3. Practice at least one powerful instant stress-release technique;
  4. Be relaxed, energized, have fun and have stress reduction skills to share.
Esplanade
  Conference Closing  


 

 

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