In the day-to-day battle against drug diversion, most solutions look at the data to find statistical outliers. Often the focus is on clinicians who may be logging more transactions than their peers, or on medications that are administered in unusual amounts or that go missing. We can call this the “Who” and the “What.” But we really have to look … Read More
As the opioid epidemic continues to make headlines, hospitals are facing increasing pressure to detect and prevent controlled substance diversion. In response, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) released guidelines on developing a comprehensive diversion prevention program which builds upon similar publications by the CDC, DEA and The Joint Commission. Given the risks, hospitals should heed these guidelines to ensure they have the safeguards in place to avoid similar incidents that have plagued the headlines.
In case you missed it, Kit Check recently released the results of our annual Anesthesia Medication Tracking Survey. This survey focuses on the pain points in anesthesia medication tracking, wasting, and discrepancy reconciliation. For those of you looking for a more visual summary of our findings, we made this easy to read infographic that outlines a few key takeaways.