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Resource: Drug Diversion Prevention in Healthcare

Hospital Safety Insider, February 16, 2017

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Theft of controlled substances at hospitals has always been a problem of paramount importance, but even with increased security measures, it still occurs. Drug Diversion Prevention in Healthcare  by Kimberly New, BSN, JD, discusses the issue of drug diversion in detail and demonstrates the components of a solid prevention plan. Loaded with tools and checklists, this book is designed to help hospital security officials create awareness of the drug diversion problem. You will learn how to design a program to keep staff accountable for drug administrations, as well as audits that monitor drug distribution from delivery to patient administration.

This resource will help you:

  • Establish an effective drug diversion prevention plan among hospital staff
  • Understand the fundamental issues of drug diversion
  • Create awareness among staff using tools and checklists
  • Learn to recognize suspected diverters and mitigate problem areas in your hospital
  • Effectively confront and deal with diverters in your facility

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