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Preventing theft of drugs and controlled substances – A patient safety imperative

Premier Communications

Bulletin brought to you by the Premier Safety Institute®
September 13,2012

We invite you to join us in this complimentary program as part of Premierā€™s Advisor Live webinar series that provides discussion on timely topics and best practices in healthcare.

Preventing theft of drugs and controlled substances – A patient safety imperative


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Theft and diversion of controlled substances can lead to patient harm and jeopardize patient safety. This program will discuss:

  • Risks to patients from drug diversion, including documented transmission of bloodborne infections from workers to patients; and
  • Best practices and resources to increase awareness, prevent theft and diversion, and meet reporting requirements for controlled substance diversion.


Keith H. Berge, MD

Keith H. Berge, MD, department of anesthesia
and chair, medication diversion committee, Mayo Clinic

Joseph F. Perz, DrPH, MA

Joseph F. Perz, DrPH, MA, team leader, ambulatory and long-term care, division of healthcare quality promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kevin R. Dillon, PharmD, MPH,

Kevin R. Dillon, PharmD, MPH, director of pharmacy services, Mayo Clinic

Gina Pugliese, RN ,MS

Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, vice president, Premier Safety InstituteĀ®, Premier healthcare alliance

Webinar slides, recording and resources


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