Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency: Physician Impairment

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 to Samaritan for consideration.

Target Audience

All Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the purpose and history of Professional Resource Network (PRN) and their relationship with the Department of Health and Medical Quality Assurance.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of impaired practitioners and appropriately refer to PRN.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

When Behavior Disrupts the Physician Healer (MedGenMed 2006; 8[1]: 87).

Frone, M. R. (2013). Alcohol and illicit drug use in the workforce and workplace. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
06/01/2018

Judy S. Rivenbark, M.D.
Psychiatrist and Addictionologist
Medical Director, Professionals Resource Network Inc.
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Judy S. Rivenbark, M.D., indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosures and Disclaimers 

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

 

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
06/01/2018
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