Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace
Work related stress and burnout are occurring in high numbers, affecting caregiver productivity and patient safety. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of substance abuse risk factors and signs of impairment in the workplace environment. The program will review mandatory reporting laws and resources available to assist the impaired employee.

Course Publication Date: April 19, 2022

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Maureen Sullivan-Tevault RN, BSN, CEN, CDCES
Course No:FL-RECIMP-22
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Leadership & Case Management
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the definition of impairment and its scope of impact on the healthcare setting

  • Verbalize employer initiatives to promote safety and provide assistance

  • Discuss risk factors for substance abuse in healthcare professionals

  • Identify signs of impairment in the workplace setting

  • Discuss Florida mandatory reporting laws

  • Outline essential steps in reporting suspected healthcare professional impairment

  • Review types of treatment programs available for impaired healthcare professionals.

  • Identify additional resources for substance abuse treatment


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