Everyone knows diversion is a major challenge in today’s health care environment, but not everyone knows how to confidently detect, manage, and prevent diversion incidents. Omnicell is proud to continue its webinar series on Diversion Management with diversion expert Kimberly New.
Along with Kim New, we welcome guest speaker Dr. Joseph Perz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Drug diversion and tampering have spread life-threatening infections to patients in numerous health care facilities across the U.S. These events have raised awareness of an emerging public health threat and institutional risk. Infection from drug diversion is not a matter of “if” anymore, but “when.”
In this webinar, the following topics will be discussed:
Methods diverters use that can spread infection
Long-term impact on both the patient and the hospital
Best practices to prevent the spread of infection and protect both the patient and your hospital
Register for this webinar to learn from the expertise of our guest speakers, who can guide your diversion prevention efforts.
Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN
Kimberly New serves as a consultant on controlled substance security and regulatory compliance to health care facilities across the country. Kim has a BS in Nursing from Wichita State University, and a JD from Washburn University School of Law. She is the President of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), and a health care facility liaison to the NADDI Executive Board. Kim is a frequent author and national speaker on the subject of health facility diversion. She has been featured in USA Today, and has served as a guest author for the CDC Safe Healthcare blog as well at the DHHS aids.gov blog.
Dr. Joseph Perz
Dr. Joseph Perz is the Quality Standards and Safety Team Leader for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During his 15+ years with the CDC, Dr. Perz has guided dozens of outbreak investigations and special studies, drawing attention to the needs for injection safety and other basic infection control practices.
You may register to view the webinar below.