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Drug Diversion and Patient Safety
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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?

Medication Management Deficiencies Commonly Cited in 2020
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Medication Management Deficiencies Commonly Cited in 2020

Medication management deficiencies were among the most often cited elements during 2020 surveys. Do you have systems in place to ensure patient safety and regulatory compliance? How do you store medications? Do you know what to do with high-alert and look-like-sound-alike medications? How about hazardous medications? Who in your facility is responsible for keeping up with all the clinical and regulatory changes? In this post we discuss some of the areas to focus on and questions you will need to answer during your next certification or accreditation survey.

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