Employers Are Watching for Drug Diversion
By Jackie Russell, RN BSN JD
MNA Nursing Practice and Regulatory Affairs Specialist
“There’s 50 mcgs. missing, that can’t be accounted for. Do you have any idea what may have happened to the 50 mcgs?” asked the nurse manager.
“I don’t know,” replied the nurse. “I must have given it.”
“But it’s not documented, the nurse manager said, and the pharmacy report doesn’t show it was wasted either.”
“Well,” said the nurse, “I could have lost it in my pocket. You know how you can lose drugs from the syringe into the cap?
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