Diversion Risk Rounds: A Reality Check on Your Drug-Handling Policies

“Healthcare facilities have a responsibility to ensure their patients safely receive the medications prescribed for them. This means deploying proactive systems that prevent or deter diversion of drugs by healthcare staff.  If despite these safeguards diversion does happen, early detection and appropriate protocols need to be in place to provide patient protection as early as possible. One preemptive approach as part of a comprehensive diversion audit program is diversion risk rounds. This article describes how such an undertaking works relating to medications after they have been removed from secure storage.”

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