Ethics: Workplace Impairment of the Health Care Professional

$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

Also approved for Ethics credit by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.

CEU Course Description

This course looks at the policies and standards in place by reputable cooperatives such as the American Medical Association and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Common signs and symptoms of substance abuse along with the steps of reporting said abuse are also discussed.  The end of the article contains other resources available for those with the substance abuse problem, along with those reporting the problem.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Understand what the AMA policy states about criticism.

2.  Identify how often an institution must undergo an on-site inspection to receive and uphold the JCAHO’s endorsement.

3.  Become familiar with what percentage of health care professionals develop alcohol use disorders.

4.  Enumerate what should and should not be done when reporting a health care professional for substance abuse.

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