Practitioner Impairment: Professionals Resource Network

This course provides tools to recognize and manage matters of impairment specific to licensed independent practitioners in compliance with The Joint Commission. Learners will also hear about the Baptist Health policy for promoting professional behavior by credentialed medical and allied health staff. 

Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit to Samaritan for consideration.

Target Audience

Physicians and Physician Assistants.

This course does not meet Florida Board of Nursing requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of impaired practitioners.
  • Access Professionals Resource Network (PRN) services and explain what conditions may be monitored by PRN and the process of referrals to PRN.
Additional information
  • Volkow, N. D., Koob, G. F., & McLellan, A. T. (2016). Neurobiologic advances from the brain disease model of addiction. New England Journal of Medicine, 374(4), 363-371.
  • Gastfriend, D. R. (2005). Physician substance abuse and recovery: What does it mean for physicians—and everyone else?. JAMA, 293(12), 1513-1515.
  • Shanafelt, T. D., Balch, C. M., Dyrbye, L., Bechamps, G., Russell, T., Satele, D., ... & Oreskovich, M. R. (2011). Special report: suicidal ideation among American surgeons. Archives of surgery, 146(1), 54-62.
  • Brooks, E., Gendel, M. H., Gundersen, D. C., Early, S. R., Schirrmacher, R., Lembitz, A., & Shore, J. H. (2013). Physician health programmes and malpractice claims: reducing risk through monitoring. Occupational medicine, 63(4), 274-280.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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Course expires: 

Alexis Polles, M.D.
Medical Director
Professionals Resource Network

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
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