Drug Diversion in YOUR Organization? Not IF, but WHEN.
Addiction to prescription opioids has reached epidemic proportions and is a major driver of drug diversion. Hospitals aren’t immune to the growing problem and the DEA is increasing scrutiny of drug diversion in healthcare organizations. Visante’s program moves beyond a “trusting” culture to take a real bite out of diversion risk. Visante provides a comprehensive approach to this problem using pharmacy operations, informatics, and automation specialists along with nursing experts to examine all potential points of organizational vulnerability.
Visante’s Drug Diversion Consulting Prevention & Readiness Services:
Drug diversion must be a multidisciplinary program that will protect patients, practitioners and employees, and uncover diversion attempts as quickly as possible Visante’s multidisciplinary team provides a comprehensive approach with real-world solutions to combat drug diversion.
- Drug diversion audit
- Drug diversion program assessment
- Drug diversion program development and implementation support
Looking for more information? Check out these links to helpful articles and information from our experts:
Articles by Visante consultants
- Drug Diversion is an equation A + O = D2™
- Drug Diversion: New Approaches to an Old Problem
- Drug Diversion in Hospitals: Are you Next?
- Top 5 things hospital CEOs need to know NOW about drug diversion
- Lunch & Learn: 3 Best Practices to Prevent Drug Diversion in Hospitals
- Drug Diversion is an equation A+O=D2
- Drug Diversion: Not IF, but WHEN
- Lessons learned from Emergency Departments involved in drug diversion
- A+O=D2™ Drug Diversion Risks in Canada
- In Plain Site – What Nurses Need to Know concerning Drug Diversion
- 3 Ways to Reduce Drug Diversion in Plain Site
- Drug Diversion: How Secure is Your OR?
- Controlled Substance Compliance: A + O = D2 ™
- An Orderly Approach to Random Drug Testing
- Drug Diversion Analytics Software: Is There a Better Mousetrap?
- Drug Diversion: The NEXT Tsunami?
- Drug Diversion: What Isn’t Behind “the Numbers”
- Drug Diversion: Challenge the status quo
- Drug Diversion is an equation A+O=D2
- Drug Diversion: Fentanyl… From a Prince to a Pauper
- Nursing Safety Should Include Drug Diversion Prevention: An Open Letter to my Fellow Ladies (and Gentlemen) of the Lamp
- Drug Diversion and Opioid Addiction: A Public Health Emergency
- Drug Diversion Monitoring and Detection: Software Doesn’t Run by Itself
- Drug Diversion and a Culture of Safety
- The Importance of Segregating Buyer and Receiving Duties for Drug Diversion Prevention
What our clients say
“Through their multidisciplinary team and approach to look at all aspects (nursing practice, physician practice, pharmacy practice, different settings – physician offices, hospital setting, prescription pad storage), they definitely opened our eyes to the opportunities we could not have anticipated or identified on our own.”
Scott Hufford – Executive Director of Acute Care Services Pharmacy, Community Health Network
“Visante’s multidisciplinary pharmacy operations and nursing leadership approach brought a variety of perspectives to our institution that validated our internal assessments and broadened our targeted areas of improvement. The external credibility of Visante’s robust integration and experience within the controlled substance diversion prevention community provided urgency to our stakeholders facilitating the movement of key decisions.”
Heath R. Jennings – Director of Pharmacy, Florida Hospital, Orlando
A nationwide menace
- 2016 – Emory University Hospital reports theft of narcotics valued at $20-40 million.
- 2016 – Criminal probe of Utah VA for theft of theft of more than 24,000 painkillers
- 2016 – 4,800 patients exposed to hepatitis C by nurse stealing morphine
- 2015 – Mass General Hospitals agrees to $2.3 million fine and Corrective Action Plan over drug diversion allegations
- 2015 – Indiana VA Hospitals investigated by DEA for oral narcotic purchasing volume
- 2015 – CDC reports multiple infection outbreak due to healthcare worker drug diversion
- 2014 – New York City former pharmacy director charged with stealing narcotic pain killers with black market value of $5-6 million
- 2014 – Dignity Health agrees to $1.5 million fine and Corrective Action Plan for mishandling controlled substances