Recognizing Alcohol and Drug Impairment in the Workplace in Florida

Overview

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Credits

2.25

Post Assessment Questions

28

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

135 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Drug and alcohol impairment in the workplace are a common problem, especially in healthcare settings. Given the high prevalence of drug and alcohol impairment in interprofessional team members , the risk of career-ending consequences, and the potential for unintended harm to patients, there is increasing awareness of this issue. Florida has developed The Intervention Project for Nurses, a project that provides an alternative to legal discipline for nurses who have been identified to have alcohol or drug problems in the workplace. Individuals with alcohol and drug problems need evaluation and treatment instead of punitive sanctions. Interprofessional team members need to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance use and utilize appropriate tools to assist peers who need help. This will help improve both patient and provider safety and prevent the permanent loss of a practitioner who has devoted years to their training. This activity reviews alcohol and drug impairment in the workplace and how the state of Florida is addressing this issue. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for coworkers struggling with alcohol or drug abuse.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • State the etiology of alcohol and drug-related impairment in the workplace.
  • Describe the presentation of alcohol or drug intoxication in the workplace.
  • List the management options available for alcohol and drug-related impairment in the workplace in Florida.
  • Explain the importance of improving coordination amongst the interprofessional team members to help recognize and treat individuals affected by alcohol and drug-related impairment in the workplace.

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information


Credit provided by Continuing Education, Inc, and StatPearls, LLC.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been jointly planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® and StatPearls, LLC. Continuing Education, Inc, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is designated for 2.25 ANCC contact hours.

 

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  3. Study the educational content in the activity.
  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

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The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on statpearls.com. StatPearls specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

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