2025-17: A Retrospective Descriptive Study of Chemically Impaired Nurses in Texas

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2025-17: A Retrospective Descriptive Study of Chemically Impaired Nurses in Texas

Substance use and impaired practice is still a problem in nursing. Do you want to learn the latest information on this topic and find out how you could help this population of nurses, come to our session and you will be glad you came.

  Mercy Ngosa Mumba, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  42 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe what factors are associated with substance use among nurses.
  2. Evaluate predictors of relapse in nurses with impaired practice and their importance to clinical management.
  3. List five signs and symptoms of impaired practice among nurses.

Keywords:  Substance Use Disorder, Nurses Chemical Dependance, Peer Assistance Program

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:15am - 12:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021

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