Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace
Objectives: Identify risk factors and signs of impairment in the workplace. Describe indicators of possible diversion of controlled substances. Discuss barriers to early identification of impaired nurses. Summarize the essential steps to report or refer a nurse who may be impaired. Identify the interventions made in response to reports or referrals for impaired practice. Describe employer initiatives aimed at prevention and early identification of impairment in the workplace.
Description: Recognizing risk factors and signs of impairment in the workplace and understanding how to respond appropriately, including barriers to early identification of impaired nurses, reporting/referring, interventions, and prevention initiatives.