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Recognizing Impairment In The Workplace

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 35692 reviews

Course Summary

For nurses to identify signs of impairment in a nursing colleague or other healthcare worker, they must first know the types and effects of impairment. Additionally, nurses need to know steps to report impairment, how mandatory reporting law impacts impaired medical professionals, employer initiatives to promote workplace safety, and available treatment programs. This course was designed to provide nursing professionals with knowledge of steps to recognize and report impairment in the workplace as well as to identify available treatment programs for healthcare workers.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview Of Drug Diversion In Healthcare
  3. Identifying Signs Of Impairment In The Workplace
  4. Employer Initiatives To Promote Safety And Assist
  5. Essential Steps To Make A Report Or Referral
  6. American Nurse Association Position Statements
  7. Mandatory Reporting Law
    1. Florida Nurse Practice Act (464.018)
    2. Denial of License
    3. Disciplinary Procedure
    4. Notify Intervention Project for Nurses
    5. Notify Florida Department of Health
    6. Treatment Programs for Impaired Practitioners
    7. Assistance Programs
    8. Impaired Practitioner Programs
  8. Summary


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