This course offers healthcare professionals (LPNs, RNs, ARNPs, Therapists, CNAs, HHAs, Students, and others) a comprehensive review of the impact of substance abuse/chemical dependency on individuals, practitioners, colleagues, and society. It includes assessment and diagnosis of addiction, treatment approaches, identifying substance abuse signs in the workplace, reviewing commonly misused or abused legal drugs, discussing mandatory reporting laws, steps for reporting/referring impaired nurses, treatment programs, employer assistance initiatives, safety promotion, adverse health outcomes, and short and long-term health risks. The course also details the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) for impaired practitioners and is available online to complete at your own pace, with a printable certificate upon completion. OBJECTIVES – Participants will be able to: Identify signs of substance abuse in the workplace and among various age groups. Discuss substance abuse prevention Discuss the most commonly misused or abused types of legal and illegal drugs. Describe drug addiction treatments; Detoxification and other treatment programs/therapy that are available Discuss mandatory reporting law Discuss employer initiatives to provide assistance Discuss employer initiatives to promote safety Discuss some of the adverse health outcomes Describe the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) Describe the steps to take regarding reporting / referral of an impaired practitioner.
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