Featured webcast: Drug Diversion in Healthcare: Improve Security and Avoid Fines

Nurse Leader Insider, April 26, 2016

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Failed drug diversion programs in hospitals have led to record fines levied against facilities. Preventing theft of controlled substances at hospitals is also of high importance and continues to be an issue even with increased security measures. In the midst of heightened scrutiny over drug security, hospitals must improve their processes to avoid litigation.

Join us for a live webinar on the issue on Thursday, April 26 from 1–2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, with expert speaker Kimberly New, JD, a nurse, attorney, and consultant who specializes in helping hospitals prevent, detect, and respond to drug diversion.

During this program, New will discuss drug diversion by healthcare personnel and present specific steps facilities can take to minimize the risk of patient harm. She will discuss fundamental components of a diversion prevention, detection, and response program through an overview of the scope of the problem, including case studies. New will also review regulatory standards and best practices relating to controlled substance security and diversion responses. She will additionally provide tips on how to promote a culture in which all employees play a significant role in the deterrence effort.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors and signs of employee drug diversion
  • Fully comply with regulatory requirements of the DEA and other accrediting organizations
  • Train staff on how to report suspected abuse and who to report it to
  • Create a culture of accountability and develop an effective drug diversion prevention plan

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear practical advice and have complex regulations simplified in this program suitable for your whole organization. For more information or to order the webcast on demand, call HCPro customer service at 800-650-6787 or visit the HCPro Marketplace.

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