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Uncovering Diversion: 6 Case Studies
By Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN

Preventing diversion in the hospital setting can only be successful when policies and procedures (P&Ps) are in place to ensure controlled substances are stores securely, and when staff members are compliant with those P&Ps. This month's cover-featured article includes six cautionary tales that have actually occurred in hospitals. To read them, CLICK HERE.


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PP&P's 13th annual Resource Guide for Hospital Pharmacy provides easy access to over 190 suppliers of products and services that improve the safety and efficacy of hospital pharmacy practices. CLICK HERE to read this year's Resource Guide.


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The Selection Process for IV Workflow Technology
By Mary-Haston Leary, PharmD, BCPS, and Stephen F. Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Adverse events caused by compounding errors are a serious public health concern that have prompted increased regulation. In order to ensure medication safety and avoid onerous regulation, pharmacists must be vigilant in ensuring the accuracy and sterility of compounded sterile preparations. To this end, some hospitals are implementing IV workflow management systems, which automate the processes associated with preparing, verifying, tracking, and documenting IV medications. To read more about the systems currently available, and how to determine which may be the best one for your facility, CLICK HERE.


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