impaired nurses 2

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.

One page maximum

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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