Product Detail

An Impaired Nurse….A License at Risk
DVD Video
$49.99 USD
Product Details
Format:
DVD Video - 1-2 hours   Instructions
Length:
1 hr 11 min
Details:
DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
Author:
LAURIE R. ELSTON, RN, BSN, JD
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
11/30/2017
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNV077705
Objectives
  1. Explain your responsibility if you suspect another nurse is abusing or diverting drugs.
  2. Determine programs that offer protection from licensing charges by the Board of Nursing.
  3. Choose whether impaired colleague concerns should be reported to your Board of Nursing and/or employer.
Outline
  • 6 to 8% of nurses practice with impaired professional judgement
  • Controlled substances vs. alcohol abuse
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Risk factors for substance abuse problems in nursing
  • Consequences of drug addiction
  • Drug diversion programs and interventions
  • Early identification
  • Signs of impending relapse
  • Alternatives to nursing license discipline
  • Peer assistance treatment programs
  • Reporting a nurse colleague
  • Grounds for action against a nurse’s license
Author

LAURIE R. ELSTON, RN, BSN, JD

Laurie Elston is a Nurse Attorney with over 20 years of experience as an attorney. She received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Gonzaga University, and was on Law Review. She has represented health care providers in malpractice and disciplinary cases throughout her career. She has also been a Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem. She has been licensed as an attorney in both California and Washington. Laurie maintains an active law practice: www.NursingLawCenter.com.

Prior to becoming an attorney, she obtained a BSN and worked as a registered nurse for over seven years in a large acute care medical center. During this time, she also worked as an assistant head nurse and charge nurse.

Since becoming an attorney, she has taught tort law at the University of Washington. She currently teaches Nursing Law classes across the country for groups and institutions. In addition, she teaches a Legal Nurse Consulting Training Course nationwide, and on DVD for home study. She is a frequent lecturer on medical-legal topics.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Laurie Elston maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Laurie Elston is a member of the California State Bar Association; the Washington State Bar Association; and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.
Continuing Education Credits
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Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations.

Certificates of Successful Completion are available for email, download and/or printing from your online account immediately following the successful completion of the post-test/evaluation.

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - Credit Available Until: 11/30/2020
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Florida Nurses:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 1.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 1.1 self-study contact hours.

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Other Professions
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Audience
Nurses