Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace
2.0 Contact Hours
Written by: Karen Truman, PhD
To successfully complete this course and receive your certificate, you must read the content online or in the downloadable PDF, pass the post test with a 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form June 1, 2023.
The price of this course is $19.00. You will only be asked to pay for the course if you decide to grade the post examination to earn a certificate with contact hours.
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This course meets Florida Board of Nursing continuing education requirement for a two hour course on recognizing impairment in the workplace.
Many states have mandated continuing educational credits on recognizing impairment in the workplace for nurses to maintain their licensure. Completing this course will provide nurses with the information needed to promote and provide safe practice, facilitate interventions, and protect their patients if faced with a health care worker who shows signs of impairment. Nurses are pivotal to the surveillance and coordination of the code of ethics to: do the sick no harm. They are critical in establishing and maintaining care cultures in which patient safety is a priority.
This course is designed for all medical professionals who may encounter a coworker who is impaired during working hours. To be able to recognize impairment, one must first understand that there are many types and symptoms of impairment. In addition, it is important to know how to report impaired coworkers, the elements of mandatory reporting laws, initiatives provided by employers to promote safety in the workplace, and treatment programs that are available.
After completing this course, participants should be able to:
- Define impairment in the workplace.
- State the different types of impairment.
- Identify behaviors that suggest a coworker may be impaired.
- Outline the vital steps related to referring or reporting impaired coworkers.
- Discuss the elements of mandatory reporting laws.
- Identify employer-provided initiatives that promote safety in the workplace.
- Discuss available treatment options.
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