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Impaired Nurse Part I: Incidence and Impact

Impaired Nurse Part I: Incidence and Impact

You could use this in Nursing Ethics, Patient Safety class.

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the incidence and risk factors for alcohol and drug use in nurses.
  • Compare and contrast the on-the-job behavioral indicators for drug or alcohol use.
  • Assess the impact of impaired nursing practice on patient safety.
  • Describe your professional responsibility to report a colleague who is working while impaired.
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