NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T: Strategies to Identify & Prevent Drug Diversion
Recorded On: 11/21/2019
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2021
According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 15% of healthcare workers are addicted to drugs of alcohol. These workers develop and feed their addictions through drug diversion. The statistics are alarming and represent the seriousness and scope of the issue of drug diversion in healthcare.
Drug Diversion can play a critical role in patient safety including risk of infection, along with other factors (Possible Impaired Provider and Potential Increase of Patient’s Pain Level).
- Abuse vs Diversion Definition
- Efforts to Prevent Diversion
- Patient Safety --- Infection Control
- Strategies for Identifying & Preventing Diversion
- Chain of Custody for Controlled Substances
- Risk Analysis
- Risk Management --- Using Audit Tools
- Proper Disposal of Controlled Substances
- Best Practices Reporting
- Differentiate between Drug Abuse and Diversion.
- Identify the Strategies Used to Prevent Diversion.
- Identify the Patient Safety Issues related to Drug Diversion.
- Identify the steps to take for a Suspected Diversion.
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Tonya Wagner, BSN, RN
Senior Clinical Director, Clinical Services, AMSURG
Tonya Wagner, BSN, RN is a Senior Clinical Director at Amsurg. She manages ambulatory surgery centers throughout the Southeast, the Mid Atlantic States, and the Midwest. Her law enforcement experience coupled with 19 years of nursing experience ignites her passion for Emergency Preparedness, Active Shooter, and Drug Diversion, and Infection Control. Tonya has served on APIC’s Emergency Preparedness Committee and was the Vice Chair. Currently, she is serving on the Education Committee. Tonya received her BSN from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000.
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