How to prevent drug diversion is something I spend significant time thinking about and talking about with my facilities. The ongoing opioid epidemic, along with staffing shortages affecting all facilities has greatly increased the risk. Whenever I have an opportunity to speak on this topic, I make it a point to remind everyone to expect diversion and develop systems before it happens. Are you taking steps to protect your patients and reduce your liability?
Drug Diversion and Patient Safety
Drug diversions are not only a regulatory issue, they can also lead to patient safety issues. Most diversions happen with controlled substances, but did you know there are risks and liabilities beyond your narcotic box? Proper medication management is critical from both a regulatory and clinical standpoint. Do you know what steps to take to maintain regulatory compliance and to keep your staff and patients safe?