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Using Analytics Tools to Control Drug Diversion: Hackensack University Medical Center

The news has been inundated with reports of the increasing prevalence of opioid use throughout the country. Dubbed the “opioid crisis,” addiction to controlled substances is no longer a rare occurrence happening behind closed doors—it affects those of all socioeconomic…

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Pulling Back the Curtain on Drug Diversion

As the opioid crisis becomes more prevalent in American society, healthcare systems are beginning to acknowledge the need for drug diversion prevention programs within their walls. With jaw dropping stories of diversion within the hospitals surfacing and reports of opioid…

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News Corner: ASHP Releases Industry Guidelines to Hamper Instances of Drug Diversion

The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) has answered the call for guidelines to support the creation of controlled substance diversion prevention programs. In October, the organization announced the first set of national guidelines to help healthcare organizations devise…

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Drug Diversion: A Nurse’s Practices Raise Concerns with Peers

By JoAnne L. Myhre, CPhT, BA, Drug Diversion Program Manager, Allina Health This first-hand account of a real diversion incident describes how it was uncovered and addressed by the healthcare institution. Allina Health, located in Minnesota, is one of the…

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Drug Diversion: Overcoming the “It Can’t Be My Nurse” Hurdles

By Debra Rorie, RPh, Pharmacy Implementation Supervisor, Deaconess Health System This first-hand account of a real diversion scenario describes how it was uncovered and addressed by the healthcare institution. 2010 marked a year of change at Deaconess Health System in…

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Drug Diversion: The Impact on Infection Control

This is the fourth in a series of articles based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. This post is based on information presented by guest speaker…

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General Policies for Preventing Drug Diversion

This is the first in a series of posts based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. The Fourfold Risk of Drug Diversion As drug diversion becomes…

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News Corner: Best Practices to Prevent Drug Diversion

Following a series of public punishments from the DEA for drug diversion at hospitals and health systems nationwide, it’s time to stop viewing drug diversion as an uncommon practice. Instead, hospital and health system leaders need to recognize that “Drug…

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New Website Provides Free Drug Diversion Resources

Headlines about drug diversion incidents are appearing with alarming frequency these days. In July, a nurse was accused of taking controlled substances away from patients at a skilled nursing facility in Mississippi. In August, a pharmacist working at two New…

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How to Develop a Proactive Drug Diversion Program

By Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Diversion Consultant and Educator. This is the tenth in a series of posts about drug diversion. The main priority of any drug diversion program is to ensure safety and protect patients from the harm…

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