Quick Safety Advisory on Drug Diversion
An article by the Joint Commission explores the new Quick Safety advisory issued in regard to drug diversion and general drug issues within the healthcare system. The Joint Commission urges health care organizations and groups to determine proper protocol in reference to drug diversion and how to keep patients safe.
"An estimated 10 percent of health care workers abuse drugs, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Nurses Association. Availability and access to medications in health care organizations can make it difficult to detect and prevent drug diversion—a serious potential threat to patient safety"