Many nurses find themselves seeking ways to escape the pain and desensitize themselves from the trauma they endured during the pandemic. As more nurses are turning towards ways to numb this pain, we are seeing an increase in diversion of narcotics from the workplace. During this general session, we will outline and discuss the process of how a nurse is suspected of diverting narcotics and the investigation utilized prior to the accusation of diversion. We will then continue our discussion on the journey a nurse takes once their employer reports the nurse to their state board of nursing and what steps are needed to protect the RN license and obtain necessary help to recover.
No one with the ability to control content of this session has a relevant financial relationship to disclose with an ineligible company.
Understand the prevalence of diversion
Understand the investigation process and repercussions associated with diversion.
Director of Risk Management,
Temecula Valley Hospital