Addressing the Pitfalls of Employee Drug Diversion and Addiction - On-Demand
October 13, 2016
Laura Wright PhD, CRNA
Assistant NA Track Specialty Track Coordinator/Acute Chronic and Continuing Care
UAB School of Nursing, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing has estimated that 15% of healthcare professionals deal with drug dependence at some point in their careers.
Drug diversion and addiction is a serious, sometimes, uncomfortable situation for leaders and managers to deal with. It can jeopardize patient care and patient safety and cause harm to the provider themselves. It also leaves healthcare organizations at risk for legal issues, financial loss, and damage to their reputations.
Drug diversion and nurses who work while impaired present a risk to themselves, patients, co-workers, and employers. Unfortunately, many healthcare institutions don’t have the proper policies and procedures in place to deal with the issue.
Join Laura Wright from the University of Alabama at Birmingham for this 60-minute informative on-demand webinar and learn how a difficult situation involving cases of drug diversion, can be managed and in some cases prevented with proper policies and procedures.
Participants of this webinar will discover:
- Red flags that an employee may be diverting drugs
- How and when to conduct an investigation
- How to confront an employee who is diverting drugs
- What legal and procedural steps need to be taken
- Safeguards to put in place to prevent diversion
- Addiction as a disease vs. a choice
- The importance of compassionate vs. punitive policies
- How to identify employees who are diverting medication
- Conducting an investigation
- Holding an intervention
- Policies and procedures to successfully address cases of diversion
- Diversion prevention and workplace re-entry policies
Webinar system requirements and program materials:
To fully benefit from the webinar experience, please note you will need a computer equipped with the following:
Internet: 56K or faster Internet connection (high-speed recommended)
Streaming: for audio/video streaming, Adobe Flash plug-in or Safari browser on iOS devices
Prior to the webinar, you will receive an e-mail with detailed system requirements, your log-in information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.
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No problem. The on-demand version is now available! Use it as a training tool at your convenience—whenever your new or existing staff need a refresher or need to understand a new concept. Play it once or dozens of times. A $299 value!
Participation in the webinar is just $299 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet.