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Identification & Development of a Diversion Program with Mary Nelson

Mary Nelson MSN, RN, CPPS Medication Diversion Safety Specialist, HonorHealth My interview today is with a fellow drug diversion specialist. Mary has been involved in her facility’s program since the beginning so she gives a great perspective on where to start and how to make it happen. She has an interesting idea too and is […]

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Interview with Anigent Chief Product Officer & Managing Partner Charles D’Amato

Charles D’Amato, Pharmacist CPO and Managing Partner “Invented by a pharmacist for clinicians” is the first tag line I read on the Anigent website. This is a drug diversion software monitoring product I was unfamiliar with until just recently and many of you may be unfamiliar with it as well. I appreciate that it was […]

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How Does it Feel Knowing You May have Diversion in Your Unit – A Supervisor’s Perspective

Jenn, RN, MSN, CNAMB Manager of Clinic Operations Doug, MD Anesthesiologist No supervisor wants to hear that data indicates one of their employees may be diverting controlled substances. However, when they do, every supervisor owes it to their patients and their employees to thoroughly investigate in an effort to confirm or rule out that suspicion. […]

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How One Nurse’s Struggles Can Work Toward Destigmatizing Substance Abuse and Help Other Healthcare Professionals on the Road to Recovery

Kristin Waite-Labott RN, BSN, CARN It takes courage to speak about one’s history of substance abuse. Kristin has demonstrated that courage and is helping so many others that are struggling. I hope you will be as inspired as I am by her passion to help her fellow nurses.

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First Hand Experience with Addiction and Recovery Through the Eyes of a Colleague and Loved One

Claudia Garcia MBA, BSN, RN, LAC, CADAC II Hear a firsthand account of the progression into substance abuse, drug diversion and recovery from someone who witnessed it happening in a peer and loved one. Claudia will share her personal story of navigation through the process of identification of and getting help for addiction.

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Interview with Anigent Chief Product Officer & Managing Partner Charles D’Amato

Charles D’Amato, Pharmacist CPO and Managing Partner “Invented by a pharmacist for clinicians” is the first tag line I read on the Anigent website. This is a drug diversion software monitoring product I was unfamiliar with until just recently and many of you may be unfamiliar with it as well. I appreciate that it was […]

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Interview with Medacist President & CEO, David Brzozowski

David J. Brzozowski Sr. President & CEO Did you know Medacist has been a player in the diversion software surveillance market since 1998? Join me for this interview with their CEO to learn more about how they got started and how they have evolved over the years with the goal of offering a comprehensive diversion […]

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How Does it Feel Knowing You May have Diversion in Your Unit – A Supervisor’s Perspective

Jenn, RN, MSN, CNAMB Manager of Clinic Operations Doug, MD Anesthesiologist No supervisor wants to hear that data indicates one of their employees may be diverting controlled substances. However, when they do, every supervisor owes it to their patients and their employees to thoroughly investigate in an effort to confirm or rule out that suspicion. […]

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Key Principles to Keep in Mind When Conducting an Interview

Joseph Buckley President of John E. Reid and Associates Joseph Buckley, the president of John E. Reid & Associates, is my guest today. He has years of interviewing experience and he will share some of that experience with us! Listen and learn some principles that will get you closer to drug diversion outcome decisions during […]

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Interview with a Scott Lamp, a Pharmacist with a Badge

Scott Lamp, RPh Director, Coastal District Bureau of Drug Control Healthcare Quality Scott is a Director with the Bureau of Drug Control Healthcare Quality, an agency similar to the DEA at the state level. He shares what his agency is doing to combat drug diversion in South Carolina.

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Our References

Terri is absolutely phenomenal. She is an incredibly knowledgeable pharmacy resource. As the medication safety officer, the quality initiatives she implemented not only impacted the patients at our medical center but also reached into the community. Terri is a genuine professional who upholds accountability while creating community among her team members. She is a great listener to identify friction points and has actionable ideas to implement improvements.

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T. Eagle. MBA, MLS(ASCP), CLS Lab Operations Manager

Terri is an expert at prospective risk identification -Failure, Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Terri participated in CHPSO Patient Safety Safe Tables and was part of the Hospital Quality Institute’s Regional Quality and Patient Safety Leader Network.
She is an excellent public speaker and communicates well with public and professional audiences. I look forward to her continued work in medication safety.

Regional Quality Network at HQI
A. Munoz, FACHE, CPHQ, CPPS VP

Terri has done a tremendous job with the controlled substance diversion program. She has had such a positive impact and has really made the hospital a safer place.

Tri-City Medical Center
Nurse Manager

We would not be where we are with the improvements we have made with opioid prescribing if it were not for Terri driving the process.

Tri-City Emergency Medical Group
Chief Physician

In addition to understanding the ins and outs of the [controlled substance use] process completely, she is very proactive in coming to me with provider issues that she detects. She truly balances the administrative duties and the regulatory components demand with a keen sense of what my practitioners do and what their needs are on the ground. Terri is instrumental in working with my department, balancing patient care, cooperation, ability, and integrity to get the job done.

UCSD Medical Center
Chief Anesthesiologist

Terri is knowledgeable and effective in pharmacy leadership. She has the ability to be able to anticipate and prepare for the future. Her ability to utilize resources effectively in this changing environment is a strong asset. She can adapt, evolve, mentor and still never say “no” when asked to assist. She exhibits great abilities to be flexible and is a “self starter”. She has a pleasant yet effective demeanor that commands results.

Candace Fong, Pharm D
System Director of Pharmacy and Medication Safety Common Spirit Health

Terri has always impressed me as being very smart. resourceful, creative, and easy to work with. Terri’s commitment to medication safety permeated our organization, raising the awareness of this important issue throughout all levels of the institution. Terri has always been engaged, cooperative, and generous with her time.

Cary Mells, MD
Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine Tri-City Medical Center

Terri has done more for the Pharmacy in her few months as Interim Pharmacy Director than any other Director has done during my 12 years here.

Anita Kennedy, MBA
VP of Ancillary Services Methodist Hospital

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