• San Diego, CA and Cheyenne, WY
    • 760.705.4078
    • tvidals@rxpert.solutions

External Audit vs Internal Audit

When was the last time you did a gap analysis of your drug diversion program? Was that audit done by an internal team or an external team? What are the pros and cons of each? Internal audit: Pros Less expensive Cons Potential lack of expertise: Depending on who is on the team, they may not […]

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Verbal Orders: Trust but Verify

How common are verbal orders at your facility? How timely are the physicians authenticating those verbal orders? Does anyone other than the nurse entering the verbal order ever check in with the patient to see if the controlled substance ordered and charted as administered was effective? At most facilities, awareness of diversion is lacking. Because […]

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Evidence Needed for Diversion Verdict

What kind of evidence do you need to pronounce a guilty verdict when it comes to diversion? Catching someone in the act of placing medication in their pocket when they are supposed to be wasting or seeing vials fall out of their locker leaves little room for doubt. Watching someone on camera substitute saline for […]

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Drug Testing; Nail, Hair, or Urine?

There are many types of drug tests available, how do you know which one to use? Well, let’s look at the differences. Nail and hair drug testing have a long window of detection, making them an excellent way of testing for habitual drug use. The window for nail testing is 6-12 months and the window […]

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Is Your Facility Doing What is Required?

Failure to comply with obligations under the Controlled Substance Act has resulted in a settlement agreement of $4.5 million for a medical center in Texas. The majority of cases we hear about are for harm to patients, this one however is for harm to employees. You can read the details here, but the summary is […]

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Theme Development During an Interview

Many who divert medications have rationalized or justified their behaviors. Interviewers use a method called theme development to present reasons and excuses that will serve to psychologically justify the healthcare worker’s behavior and minimize the moral seriousness of their behavior. The purpose of this method is to empathize with the healthcare worker  and make them […]

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Drug Diversion Insights with Terri Vidals

I am excited to announce that the video interviews that are posted on LinkedIn and YouTube each week are now in podcast format on Spotify! Sometimes podcasts are easier to listen to than watching a video, and all the same content is shared. Please check them out, follow and share with everyone in the healthcare […]

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Sharing Expertise & Lessons Learned

Many of you may have probably already seen a few vlogs that I have recorded and posted. They are all available on the Rxpert Solutions YouTube channel. I hope you find them informative and they spark some questions to ask yourself or ideas to take back to your place of employment. My goal is to […]

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Perfect to Excellent

Just because we’ve entered a new year does not mean everything is magically better. Viruses don’t pause during the holidays, but I do hope you were able to enjoy a bit of the season and take your mind off some of the chaos that may be going on around you. I was recently speaking to […]

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Join Our Team

Rxpert Solutions is looking for a California licensed pharmacist with recent hospital experience and at least 3 years of management experience to join our team. If you are willing to work in interim management positions (including Director of Pharmacy as PIC), have solid references, possess motivation and leadership skills, are able to communicate the vision […]

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San Diego CA and Cheyenne, WY

  • 760.705.4078
  • tvidals@rxpert.solutions