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Unfortunately, drug diversion is happening behind the scenes in healthcare settings. Kimberly New, executive director of the International Health Facility Diversion Association, provides practical advice for reducing drug diversion and protecting patients.
As America’s opioid crisis has intensified in recent years, stories of opioid diversion by healthcare workers have become increasingly common. Such drug tampering can cause infectious diseases to spread to patients. It also can cause public relations nightmares for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In this episode, Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, executive director of the International Health Facility Diversion Association, provides healthcare leaders with practical advice they can use to reduce drug diversion and protect patients.