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When a nurse returns to work after substance abuse treatment

A substance use disorder (SUD) that impairs a nurse’s ability to practice poses a safety risk. So it’s reasonable to ask: What are adequate safeguards to put in place when a team member returns to work after treatment for SUD? Ideally, nurse colleagues would know how to support a nurse in early recovery from SUD…

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