Impairment in the Workplace for Nurses

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to teach 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, ethics, Nursing Compact laws and reporting suspected impairment.

Intended Audience

  • Nurses seeking training in workplace impairment

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.
  • Understand regulatory mandates that govern discipline and treatment of impaired nurses.
  • Recall essential steps to report or refer a nurse who may be impaired.
  • Outline existing services available to nurses with substance use disorders.
  • Summarize employer initiatives aimed at prevention and early identification of impairment in the workplace.
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Interactive Elements
  • Lesson Recall Self Assessment
  • Scenarios
  • Slides Presentation
  • Take Home Resource
  • Video Clips
  • Autograded
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Lesson Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
  • Quiz Retakes
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