Burned out or under the influence? What to do about impaired medical staff

  • Publication: Patient Safety Monitor Journal
  • Release Date: July 1, 2017

Providing safe, high-quality patient care is of highest priority in our industry. As such, we as leaders are trained to watch for disruptive behaviors, monitor actions, and set a regular process and standard to audit our medications and administration records. How can you determine when someone is impaired and needs to stop working?  What are some intervention strategies for approaching an impaired professional? How can leadership encourage people to come forward when they feel they or someone else is unable to do their job safely? Read this article, published in the July 2017 issue of Patient Safety Monitor Journal, to gain answers to these important questions.

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