Drug diversion in hospitals: are you next?
Drug diversion occurs in healthcare facilities across the U.S. every single day. In fact, as the opioid epidemic continues to rise and regulators clamp down on prescribing requirements, healthcare facilities become bigger targets for diversion of controlled substances.
Drug diversion within healthcare facilities is a multi-victim crime that endangers patients, the public, and staff. Diversion also causes a significant risk of civil and regulatory liability, and negative publicity to health care facilities.
Unfortunately, many healthcare institutions don’t have the proper policies and procedures in place to deal with the issue.
This webinar will explain the scope of the drug diversion problem within healthcare facilities by healthcare personnel, and offer practical solutions to properly prevent, detect, and respond to diversion at your facility.
- The real impact of diversion by healthcare personnel on patient safety goals and quality of care
- Risks associated with drug diversion in the healthcare setting
- Essential components of a diversion prevention, detection and response program
- Policies and procedures for dealing with drug diversion investigations and how to manage findings
- How to evaluate episodes of potential drug diversion and actions to take once diversion is confirmed
- Health care regulatory requirements for controlled substance security
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President , PDE Inc
John Burke spent the first 32 years of his law enforcement career with the Cincinnati Police Department. He retired from that position in 1999, and has been the Commander of the Warren County Ohio Drug Task Force until his retirement in October 2015 after 16 years with the drug task force.
He was tasked to form the Cincinnati Police Division’s Pharmaceutical Diversion Squad in 1990, and commanded that unit until October 1999, when he retired. The PDS was considered by many to be the top pharmaceutical diversion unit in the United States. Law enforcement officers from across the country have trained under the guidance of his investigators. The PDS was featured on NBC’s Dateline for their efforts in the pursuit of health care professionals involved in the illegal diversion of pharmaceutical drugs from health care facilities. The segment highlighted the tremendous success made by the squad in identifying and combating drug diversion in hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care.