Recognizing Impairment in the Work Place – 2 CEUs

Substance abuse comes in many forms. It may involve street drugs, alcohol abuse or taking a prescription of a patient, family member or friend. This course looks at the policies and standards that are in place with American Medical Association and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The course covers signs and symptoms of substance abuse along with the steps to take to report the abuse; and resources available for help. According to the Florida Nurse Practice Act (NPA), some actions surrounding drug and alcohol use are grounds for the denial of a license or disciplinary actions (The Florida Nurse Practice Act, 464.018 – Disciplinary)