Florida – Impairment in the Workplace for Nurses

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach Florida nurses to recognize and respond appropriately to the signs and behaviors that may be associated with a disability in the workplace. Includes information on treatment programs, Florida IPN, and Florida law regarding reporting suspected impairment.


Intended Audience

  • Nurses in Florida

Learning Objectives

  • Identify risk factors and signs of impairment.
  • Analyze barriers to early identification of impaired nurses.
  • Describe behaviors that may indicate diversion of controlled substances.
  • Explain regulatory mandates that govern discipline and treatment of impaired nurses in Florida.
  • Recall essential steps to report or refer a nurse who may be impaired.
  • Outline the services provided by Intervention Project for Nurses in Florida.
  • Summarize employer initiatives aimed at prevention and early identification of impairment in the workplace.
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, MS, APRN
Development Team
  • Gabriel Duarte
  • J. Kendall Perkinson
  • Margaret Chinn, MEd, MSW
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
May 2, 2019
Last Updated
December 14, 2021
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Case Studies
  • Slides Presentation
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
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