THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF DRUG DIVERSION
What do Nurses, Administrators and Pharmacists Need to Do?
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Webinar time: 12:00PM – 1:00PM Central
1.0 CE for CEU credit for both nurses (AANAC) and administrators (NCERS/NAB)
Drug Diversion is a Federal Crime and has strict consequences. Most drugs being diverted are controlled and have a high rate of abuse and addiction. If an employee is using drugs, there is a risk of poor job performance, decrease in judgment and a safety risk to others. Residents may not be receiving the pain management they require for quality of life and be able to perform ADLs or participate in therapy.
Medication Diversion is something we are all aware of, but no one wants to think it can happen in their community. We build relationships with those around us and don’t want to believe that they are capable of stealing drugs and may be under the influence of drugs while working.
Drug Diversion is something we need to have on our radar so we can act quickly and get the individual the help they need. The legal aspects of Drug Diversion escalate an already difficult situation to the next level. How do we approach it? What were the signs? How did we miss it?
Do you know…
- The legal responsibilities of nurses in our facilities?
- The most prevalent ways that drug diversion is hidden?
- How to deal with the “crime” aspect of Drug Diversion
- The appropriate reporting requirements when diversion is detected?
- The most effective ways to investigate drug diversion?
This webinar will focus on the legal aspects of nursing and then responding to Drug Diversion. We will discuss what the Administrator and Pharmacists need to do to keep their facility free from harm. Join Ruth West RN, BS – President of Consistent Compliance, LLC, as she discusses this important topic and share her expertise for dealing more effectively with Drug Diversion.
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