Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace -2 Contact Hours


Course Summary

Alcohol and drug use among employees in the healthcare workplace can be an expensive problem for business and industry, with issues ranging from lost productivity, absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft, and low employee morale, to an increase in healthcare, legal liabilities, and workers’ compensation costs.

This course review implication on health care professionals who regularly use dangerous drugs while performing their duties caring for patients and relate how substance abuse among nurses is a significant health problem for the impaired nurse, the nursing profession, and health care consumers. Nurses will also be geared with the tool to help and support colleagues who are impaired while protecting patients. This course fulfills the State’s requirement for recognizing impairment in the workplace.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify behaviors that suggest a coworker is in danger and impaired at work
  • Discuss the incidence of impaired nurses, and their characteristic
  • Demonstrate an understanding of measures to take when reporting a co-worker suspected of impairment on the job
  • Describe initiatives at work to promote safety and provide assistance
  • Explain Florida’s mandatory reporting law for impaired nurses
  • Summarize treatment programs and treatment options for impaired practitioners.



Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 2 hours



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