The purpose of this course is to increase the awareness of healthcare professionals regarding workplace impairment. Learners will achieve the following objectives: describe workplace impairment in the healthcare field and its impact on healthcare professionals, describe the regulatory and professional bodies addressing impaired professionals in the healthcare workforce, identify signs and symptoms of workplace impairment, identify the appropriate course of action to follow upon identification of an impaired healthcare professional, outline the process for treatment of an impaired professional, and summarize employer initiatives and responsibilities in relation to impaired healthcare professional programs. Workplace Impairment is a required continuing education topic for nurses in the state of Florida.
Course is approved for 2.5 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours for the following profession:
- Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (all states)
- Certified Case Managers (CCM)
- Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC)
- Certified Disability Management Specialists (CDMS)
- Social Workers (NASW)
Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.