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Drug Diversion by Health Care Personnel: Understanding the Risk

Date / Time

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

Drug diversion harms patients, employees, health care organizations, communities, and the diverters themselves. To maintain a safe care environment, organizations must have policies and procedures in place to prevent, detect, and respond to diversion. This webinar will discuss key considerations for developing a drug diversion and response program.

Objectives:

This webinar will provide you with the knowledge to:

  1. Describe the impact of diversion by health care personnel on patient safety and quality of care.
  2. State the essential components of a diversion prevention, detection and response program.
  3. Implement a diversion program that will help protect patients, employees and the community from the risks of diversion by health care personnel.

Presenter

Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN
  • Founder/Consultant Diversion Specialists, LLC

Kim is a specialist in controlled substance security and DEA regulatory compliance. She assists facilities across the country with diversion investigations, diversion program development, staff education, crisis management, and remote auditing. Kim is a nurse and an attorney. She is the cofounder and Executive Director of the International Health Facility Diversion Association.