Tag: opioid diversion

Weekly Must-Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (November 6, 2015) – When False Alarms Pollute Intensive Care

We have plenty of patient safety articles to share with you this week. From advice for nurses on how to educate patients about opioid diversion to tips for preventing medical errors in long-term care, audiences across the health care spectrum will benefit from some weekend reading.
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3 Ways Nurses Can Help Prevent Opioid Diversion and Non-Medical Use

Nurses may be able to play a role in helping to prevent opioid diversion and non-medical use.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the United States is “in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic”:

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