How to Develop a Proactive Drug Diversion Program

“The main priority of any drug diversion program is to ensure safety and protect patients from the harm that can be associated with diversion by healthcare personnel. While events that put patient safety at risk may not be completely eliminated, the potential harm can be reduced by taking a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to managing diversion.”

“It’s important to have leaders within the organization back the development of a diversion program. According to The Joint Commission (TJC), leadership engagement in patient safety initiatives is crucial, as 70 to 80 percent of all initiatives that require people to change their behaviors fail when there is no leadership directing the change.”

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How to Develop a Proactive Drug Diversion Program

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