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Thursday, May 13

Week 2

1:15pm - 2:30pm

CE: 1.25

Session 7. Program Sharing

We are asking each *ATD designated program representative* to share and briefly discuss the following topics:

  1. Number of participants monitored, staffing ratios and number of disciplines monitored.
  2. Relationship to the disciplining authority, funding of operational costs (if applicable).
  3. Identify operational policies and procedures staff currently views as best practices.
  4. Discuss current program challenges encountered because of COVID-19.

The discussion time limit will be determined based on the number of programs wishing to participate.

How to Participate

  1. You must be the designated representative for your ATD program (selected from among your group of attendees).
  2. Provide answers to the questions posted above using the Q & A Template (ppt), or by replying to this email.
  3. Submit your answers to the NOAP Executive Office on or before Wednesday, May 12.

  • Presentation Handout
  • Myrtle Greene, PhD, LMHC, CAP, ICADC; Intervention Project for Nurses; Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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 ratios and number of disciplines monitored.
  2. Identify operational policies and procedures staff currently views as best practices.
  3. Discuss current challenges programs are encountering as a result of COVID-19.

Presenter Bio:

Myrtle serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with the Florida Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN). She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) as well as an International Certified Addiction Counselor (ICADC). Myrtle regularly provides workshops and trainings on "Workplace Impairment" to healthcare and nursing organizations also has authored professional publications on addiction in healthcare settings. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Master of Arts degrees in Counseling Psychology,Rehabilitation Counseling, and Philosophy. Her doctoral research focused on the effectiveness of training tools to improve nurses’ competency when addressing impairment in the workplace.Myrtle currently serves as President-Elect for the National Organization of Alternative Programs (NOAP). She is an advisory member of the Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) Nursing Education Advisory Committee.Other memberships include the Florida Quality and Unity in Nursing Council (QUIN), American Psychological Association (APA),National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Florida Mental Health Association (FMHA).


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