Impaired Co-Workers: Identification and Management

Impaired Co-Workers: Identification and Management 

Impairment in the workplace is a serious topic that can be uncomfortable to address.c You will learn how to recognize impairment, what to do about it, and how early intervention can save a co-worker’s career.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-ALL-0-ICWIM
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the signs and symptoms of impairment in co-workers.
Describe your role in identifying and reporting impaired co-workers.
Discuss the implications of an impaired co-worker in workplace safety.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Impaired Co-Workers A. Meet Marie and Amy B. Overview C. Forms of Impairment D. Degrees of Impairment E. Substance Use F. Cognitive or Emotional Issues G. Decreased Functioning H. Physical Indicators of Impairment I. Performance Indicators of Impairment J. Revisiting Marie and Amy K. Section Summary Section 3: Interventions and Treatments A. Barriers to Intervention B. Taking Action C. Special Situations D. Assisting Impaired Co-Workers E. The Americans with Disabilities Act F. What Does an Effective Program Look Like? G. Carl Seems Different H. Section Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Contributors C. Resources D. References

Expert Reviewer: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP
​​​​​​​Mr. Winter received an MBA from the University of Richmond and a BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings and has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, coaching, and training.  Disclosure: David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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