Practitioner Impairment: Professionals Resource Network

Addiction and psychiatric illness affect a significant number of healthcare professionals. Alexis Polles, M.D., medical director and chief executive officer of Professionals Resource Network (PRN), describes a model for success to identify potentially impairing conditions (performance concerns) in healthcare professionals and provide resources available to them and their colleagues.

This course provides tools to recognize and manage matters of impairment specific to licensed independent practitioners in compliance with The Joint Commission Standard MS.11.01.01. 

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

Target Audience

All physicians and physician assistants.


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize potentially impairing conditions (performance concerns) in healthcare professionals. 
  • Describe professional healthcare programs (PHPs) evaluation, follow-up process and outcomes.
  • Access Professionals Resource Network (PRN) services and explain what conditions may be monitored and the process of referrals.
Additional information
  • Polles, A. G., Williams, M. K., Phalin, B. R., Teitelbaum, S., & Merlo, L. J. (2020). Neuropsychological impairment associated with substance use by physicians. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 411, 116714.
  • Dorociak, K. E., Rupert, P. A., Bryant, F. B., & Zahniser, E. (2017). Development of a Self-Care Assessment for Psychologists. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(3), 325.
  • McCormack, H. M., MacIntyre, T. E., O'Shea, D., Herring, M. P., & Campbell, M. J. (2018). The prevalence and cause (s) of burnout among applied psychologists: A systematic review. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 1897.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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Alexis Polles, M.D.
Medical Director & Chief Executive Officer
Professionals Resource Network (PRN)
Fernandina Beach, FL 

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 interest. 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. 

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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 .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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