Fit to Perform: Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

2.00 CNE
2.00 NP
120 MINS
$25 FEE
Fit to perform

Commercial Support: This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

Target Audience: This course is designed to provide Laws and Rules continuing education for Florida Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. It fulfills the continuing education requirement for those licensed in the state of Florida.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Define fitness for duty in the healthcare workplace.
  • Recognize the impact of poor job performance and substance use on quality care and overall safety.
  • Review specific indicators of poor job performance related to substance use, mental and emotional conditions, physical compromise and cognitive decline.
  • Develop strategies to promote safety and provide assistance to an unsafe healthcare employee.
  • Explain how the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) and the Professional Resources Network (PRN) in Florida assist healthcare professionals identified as unsafe practitioners.

Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN

AKH Inc. Staff/Reviewers:
Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C – Nurse Planner

Method of Participation
In order to receive credit, participants should read the entire downloadable monograph. Once you have read the monograph, you will continue to the online self-assessment test and evaluation. You must score at least 70% on the self-assessment test to receive credit. AKH Inc. allows for one (1) re-test at no additional charge; additional re-tests must be purchased again at the full cost. Certificates will be available in your transcripts upon successful completion of the self-assessment test and evaluation. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at

Accreditation Statements
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 2.0 contact hours.

FL Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved as a provider of continuing education through the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560.
This activity is awarded 2.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education.
Provider Number: 030803.
This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Activity ID #21719.

Professions not specifically listed should check with their licensing or certification boards regarding acceptable continuing education credit.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Products
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Faculty member reports the following relationship(s):
Margaret V. Clark, MS, RN, RRT-NPS- Medical Writer
Ms. Clark discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH Staff/Reviewers
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – Lead Nurse Planner

Ms. Caputo discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C – Nurse Planner
Ms. Makar discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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