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PGU Impaired Nurses professional & institutional obligations Discussion

Purdue Global University

Question Description

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Topic: Impaired Nurses

Assume that you have knowledge that the nurse working with you on your unit has been illegally using drugs. Discuss your professional obligations and institutional obligations to disclose this. Discuss the referral sources for impaired nurses in Florida. Analyze the impact of this issue on your advanced practice role as a practitioner/administrator/educator.

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Textbook Readings

Westrick, S.(2014).Essentials of nursing law and ethics (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • "Confidential Communication"
  • "The Medical Record and Documentation Standards"
  • "Electronic Health Information and Communication"
  • "Interdependent Nursing Functions: Verbal Orders in Telenursing"
  • "Event Reporting and Compliance"
  • "Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice"
  • "Forensic Issues"
  • "Reporting Illegal, Unethical, or Unsafe Conduct"

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Running head: IMPAIRED NURSES DISCUSSION

Impaired Nurses Discussion
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The use of illegal substances by nurses can impair their abilities in providing patient
safety and care and can personally affect their well-being while ultimately placing them at risk
for injury and harm just the same as patients. Given that nurses have easier access to drugs on
their shift in the workplace, the potential abuse of illegal substance increases (Wittenberg,
Knapp, Kara...

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