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Florida Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

Contact Hours Awarded: 2

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Course Overview

Florida Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace
Morgan Curry

Author: Morgan Curry

This fulfills the continuing education requirement of 2 contact hours on Recognizing Impairment in the workplace for the state of Florida.   

Substance use disorder, addiction, drug diversion, and other related impairment processes present a threat to the health and safety of those around them. Increasing in concern are overdoses and deaths that are on the rise due to substance abuse and addiction. Early identification of the signs and symptoms of a substance abuse disorder in the workplace contributes to reducing the risk and harm to patients and other healthcare team members. Co-workers play a crucial role in recognizing and reporting suspicious behaviors to their supervisors or appropriate personnel. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction  
  2. Acknowledging the Problem 
  3. Definitions 
  4. Impairment Behaviors in the Workplace 
  5. Consequences of Drug Diversion and Substance Abuse in the Workplace  
  6. Florida Rules and Regulations  
  7. Reporting and Intervention 
  8. Return to Practice  
  9. Considerations on Relapse 
  10. Conclusion 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss how to recognize impairment in the workplace. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Understand and define the difference between substance abuse, addiction, drug diversion, and impairment. 
  2. Understand behaviors and symptoms of substance abuse and how to recognize them in the workplace. 
  3. Understand the consequences of all parties involved related to impairment in the workplace. 
  4. Understand the role of LPN in the state of Florida. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: February 02, 2021

Course Renewed on: February 02, 2024

Course Expires On: February 02, 2027

Course Offering: #20