Catch Me (If You Can) - Substance Use Disorder and the Impaired HC Professional

1.5 CNE contact hours

Date / Time

Nov 2, 2020, 5:30pm–7:00pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)

Substance Use Disorder and the Impaired Health Care Professional

Free WSNA Webinar — This session will be recorded and an on-demand recording made avail­able to regis­trants following the webinar.

Schedule #

  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. — Keynote: Rodrigo and Claudia Garcia
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Question & Answer Rodrigo and Claudia Garcia, Paula Meyer

The high rate of substance use disorder among health care profes­sionals is driven by access to medica­tion, expert knowl­edge of admin­is­tra­tion and use, and stressful working condi­tions. Too often the problem goes unrecognized. 

This program is intended to increase regis­tered nurse knowl­edge and situa­tional aware­ness of substance use disorder and to provide key infor­ma­tion and support essen­tial to resolution.

Presenters #

Catch me 01

Rodrigo Garcia

Rodrigo Garcia, MSN, MBA, APN-BC, CRNA, RN
A health care provider for more than 20 years, Rodrigo Garcia is now CEO of Parkdale Center for Profes­sionals, a dual diagnosis substance abuse treat­ment facility near Chicago special­izing in the manage­ment of the impaired health care provider.

After emerging from a dangerous battle with the disease of substance use disorder, Rodrigo has gone on to educate thousands of families, state employees, individ­uals, employers and profes­sional organizations.

Catch me 02

Claudia Garcia

Claudia Garcia, MBA, BSN, RN, LAC, CADACII
Claudia has more than fifteen years of direct patient care experi­ence as well as manage­rial and recruit­ment experi­ence. She holds an MBA degree with a focus on health care admin­is­tra­tion, special­izing in assis­tance of the health care profes­sional in need and is a certi­fied addic­tion drug and alcohol counselor and licensed addic­tion counselor.

Claudia currently serves as the Execu­tive Director of the Indiana Profes­sionals Recovery Program for nurses and pharma­cists. She brings to her work a first­hand knowl­edge of addic­tion and recovery through the eyes of a non-addicted loved one and family member.

Catch me 03

Paula Meyer

Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, FRE
Paula Meyer, Execu­tive Director of Washington state’s Nursing Care Quality Assur­ance Commis­sion, will join the Q&A to share infor­ma­tion about Washington Health Profes­sional Services, a confi­den­tial program for chemi­cally-impaired health professionals.