Recognizing impairment in the workplace – Florida

Contact Hours Awarded: 2

Author: Harilal Nair, APRN

Impairment in the workplace is a serious issue within the medical community which can lead to serious harm to patients. Understanding how to recognize, report, and treat this issue systemically is an important skill for all nurses. This course satisfies the Florida requirement for recognizing impairment in the workplace.

Course outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Overview
  3. How to recognize impairment
  4. Employer responsibilities
  5. Reporting impairment
  6. Treatment Options
  7. Florida-specific information
  8. Conclusion
  9. References (Bibliography)

Accreditation statement:

Nursing CE Central 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.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

1.) Recognize the signs of impairment in the workplace

2.) Understand how to report suspected impairment in the workplace

3.) Describe the treatment process for nurses suspected of practicing impaired in 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

Course offering:

# 31

Accreditations and approvals:

ANCC (Provider# P0614)
California BRN (Provider# 17418)
Kentucky Board of Nursing (Provider# 7-0090)

Course expiration date:

September 1, 2022

Conflict of interest statement:

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.