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Utilize ADC Transaction Data to Detect Diversion
By Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and Lucas Overmire, BA

A common belief among health care workers is that diversion "could not happen at this facility" because the staff knows and trusts one another. The same reason is often given for signing off as a witness to waste that was not actually witnessed: "I trust her; she would never divert." Facilities that have identified minimal diversion in the past may develop a false sense of security, and thus have negligible ongoing surveillance. However, every facility that manages controlled substances is at risk and will have diversion. One of the most effective methods facilities can use to detect possible drug diversion is through surveillance or auditing of ADC transactions. To read about how ADC transaction data can be used to detect diversion, CLICK HERE.

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The Joint Commission has developed antimicrobial stewardship standards for hospitals and other facilities with the goals of reducing inappropriate use of anti-infectives and averting multidrug resistance. CLICK HERE to learn how one hospital made strides to ensure comprehensive compliance with the standard.

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What Prevents Excellence in Sterile Compounding?
By Kate Douglass, MS, RN, CRNI; Eric Kastango, MBA, RPh, FASHP; and Peter Cantor

In failing to achieve full compliance with <797>'s minimum practice requirements, pharmacy leaves the door open to the FDA to insist on having more authority over pharmacy sterile compounding practice. If pharmacy is to maintain control over this area, it must pursue full compliance with <797>, while also moving aggressively to implement documented best practice. To learn more about what prevents excellence in sterile compounding, CLICK HERE.

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