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Drug Diversion Training

Drug Diversion Training

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 3.0
Price: $8.97
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 12/6/2016
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Course Description
Increasingly, health team members are required to update their knowledge and practices to recognize and prevent drug diversion. The rise in public access to information about disease cures and, in particular, by drug diverters, has led to heightened challenges and surveillance measures. Current federal and state laws require health administrators to develop drug diversion prevention programs that include mandatory training by all employees to recognize and report abuse in the workplace. This course will provide learning for nurses and all health employees required to follow regulation of controlled substances and to recognize and report the signs of drug diversion.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
    1. Definition
    2. Scope of the problem
  2. Most Commonly Diverted Drugs
    1. Opioids
    2. Pseudoephedrine and Ephedrine
    3. Dextromethorphan
    4. Non-Opioid Depressants
    5. Stimulants
  3. Doctor Shopping
    1. Characteristics
    2. Monitoring systems
  4. False Prescriptions
    1. Altered prescriptions
    2. Forged prescriptions
    3. False called-in prescriptions
  5. Theft
    1. Health care staff
    2. Other theft
  6. Profiles of Drug Diverters
    1. General profile of drug diverters: physical and psychological
    2. Healthcare workers and job performance
  7. Prevention Strategies
    1. Organizational policies
    2. Storage and security
    3. Safeguards for prescribers
    4. Preparation and dispensing
    5. Inventory maintenance
    6. Waste disposal
    7. Reporting procedures
  8. Responding to Deception
  9. Support for Professionals in Recovery
    1. Treatment
    2. Returning to practice
  10. Summary
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NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

Often both generic and trade names are used in courses. Trade names may be referred to in a course to promote familiarity and does not suggest endorsement of any individual product over another.

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