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The Opioid Crisis in Hospitals – What You May Not Know

It’s no secret that the opioid crisis has taken hold across the country. We continually see news reports and stories that highlight its serious repercussions. Earlier this summer, the federal government even went so far as to declare this crisis…

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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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Policies for Preventing and Detecting Diversion in the Pharmacy

This is the third 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. With the high volume of medications present in pharmacies—including powerful…

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Minimizing Diversion Risk in Procedural Areas, Operating Rooms, and Emergency Departments

This is the second 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. The Inherent Risk of Procedural Areas In 2009, one Colorado…

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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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