CE Provider # 50-17535 - Florida Board of Nursing and Nursing Assistant,
District of Columbia Board of Nursing & CNA/HHA,
Georgia Board of Nursing Approved, Alabama State Board
of Occupational Therapy Approved, Other Disciplines are approved see others




The purpose of this course is to provide Health care professionals; LPN, RN, ARNP, Therapists, Guardians, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Home Health Aides (HHA), Students, other individuals and professionals with the opportunity to review the impact that substance abuse/ Chemical dependency has on an individual, practitioner, impaired colleague and the impact on society. Review assessment and diagnosis of addiction. Review of treatment approaches, strategies to identify signs of substance abuse within the workplace, review the most commonly misused or abused types of legal drugs. Discuss mandatory reporting law, steps to take regarding reporting / making referral of an impaired nurse, discuss treatment programs, describe employer initiatives to provide assistance; initiatives to promote safety, discuss some of the adverse health outcomes; the potential short term and long-Term Health Risks and describe the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) program that is available to the impaired practitioner. This course is offered online. Work at your own pace. Print your certificate when completed.


After completion of this course the readers will be able to:

1. Identify signs of substance abuse in the workplace and among various age groups.

2. Discuss substance abuse prevention

3. Discuss the most commonly misused or abused types of legal and illegal drugs.

4. Describe drug addiction treatments; Detoxification and other treatment programs/

therapy that are available

5. Discuss mandatory reporting law

6. Discuss employer initiatives to provide assistance

7. Discuss employer initiatives to promote safety

8. Discuss some of the adverse health outcomes

9. Describe the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN)

10. Describe the steps to take regarding reporting / referral of an impaired practitioner.