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Omnicell Thought Leadership Series

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  • Drug Diversion in the Pharmacy: How Are You Preventing It?
    Drug Diversion in the Pharmacy: How Are You Preventing It? Luke Overmire Recorded: Oct 12 2017 60 mins
    Everyone knows drug diversion can be a major challenge in nursing units, but not everyone knows how to take preventive measures to reduce the risk of diversion in the central pharmacy. Join diversion expert Luke Overmire for guidance on how to prevent, detect, and react to diversion in your pharmacy.

    We look forward to having you join our discussion!
  • How to Maintain 340B Compliance with a Centralized Services Model
    How to Maintain 340B Compliance with a Centralized Services Model Jeff Johnson, PharmD, MBA and Laurie Garda Recorded: Jul 25 2017 30 mins
    Implementing a centralized services model offers health systems opportunities to provide value-added services to their pharmacies such as compounding, repackaging and low-unit-measure order fulfillment. But for health systems that include 340B covered entities, maintaining compliance and tracking of inventory dispensed through a central location can be a challenge. Join the webinar to learn how to manage centralized distribution and remain compliant with 340B regulations.
  • Roundtable: Contributors to ASHP Controlled Substance Guidelines Share Insights
    Roundtable: Contributors to ASHP Controlled Substance Guidelines Share Insights Kimberly New, Toni Fera, JoAnne Myhre, Kim Dove, Bill Churchill Recorded: Jul 18 2017 61 mins
    We will be hosting a roundtable discussion with multiple thought leaders who have contributed to the ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances. The guidelines are aimed at helping healthcare organizations develop a controlled substance diversion prevention program.

    Presented by the following thought leaders:
    • JoAnne Myhre, CPhT, Allina Health
    • Kimberly Dove, PharmD, Pharmacy Consultant, Omnicell
    • Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, Principal Consultant, Diversion Specialists
    • Toni Fera, PharmD, Independent Healthcare Consultant
    • William Churchill, MS, FMSHP, Brigham and Women’s Healthcare

    Moderated by Juliana Linsdell, Nurse Consultant, Omnicell

    We look forward to having you join our discussion!
  • How Is Your VA Facility Addressing Drug Diversion?
    How Is Your VA Facility Addressing Drug Diversion? Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN Recorded: Jun 14 2017 61 mins
    Drug diversion is a serious concern facing all healthcare institutions, and the VA is not immune to this problem. Since 2009, VA medical centers and other federal hospitals have seen a notable increase in opioid thefts, missing prescriptions, and unauthorized drug use by staff. Do you know how to proactively monitor for diversion in your government facility? Join diversion expert Kimberly New for guidance on establishing controls within your facility to effectively address drug diversion.

    We look forward to having you join our discussion!

    Moderated by Palak Bavishi, Marketing Manager, Omnicell
  • Best Practices to Proactively Monitor Diversion
    Best Practices to Proactively Monitor Diversion Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN; Tyler Martinson, PharmD, BCPS Recorded: Nov 17 2016 61 mins
    Do you know how to proactively monitor for diversion in your facility? Everyone knows diversion can be a major challenge, but not everyone knows how to start the process and take preventive steps to reduce the risk for healthcare facilities, providers, and patients. Join diversion expert Kimberly New for guidance on establishing Best Practices to Proactively Monitor Diversion.

    We look forward to having you join our discussion!

    Moderated by Palak Bavishi, Marketing Manager at Omnicell

    PLEASE BE SURE TO TEST YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPATIBILITY ON THE BRIGHTTALK PLATFORM PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVENT TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. SMARTPHONES MAY NOT WORK DURING THE LIVE EVENT, BUT WILL WORK IN THE RECORDED PLAYBACK MODE AFTER THE EVENT.
  • Drug Diversion Prevention in the Operating Room
    Drug Diversion Prevention in the Operating Room Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN Recorded: Jun 21 2016 61 mins
    Do you know how to effectively manage medication processes in procedural areas of your facility? Everyone knows diversion is a major challenge in today’s health care environment, but not everyone knows how to confidently detect, manage, and prevent diversion incidents. Omnicell is proud to continue its webinar series on Diversion Management with special guest Kimberly New.

    Learn how to set your institution up for success by having the correct people, processes, and technology in place to address the serious problem of drug diversion.

    Moderated by Palak Bavishi, Marketing Manager at Omnicell

    PLEASE BE SURE TO TEST YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPATIBILITY ON THE BRIGHTTALK PLATFORM PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVENT TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. SMARTPHONES MAY NOT WORK DURING THE LIVE EVENT, BUT WILL WORK IN THE RECORDED PLAYBACK MODE AFTER THE EVENT.
  • How to Strengthen Your Drug Diversion Surveillance Program: The MGH Experience
    How to Strengthen Your Drug Diversion Surveillance Program: The MGH Experience Erasmo A. (Ray) Mitrano, Senior Director of Controlled Substance Compliance & Surveillance, Sara Macchiano, Nursing Director Recorded: Mar 24 2016 60 mins
    Everyone knows diversion is a major challenge in today’s health care environment, but not everyone knows how to confidently detect, manage, and prevent diversion incidents. For this webinar, we welcome Ray Mitrano and Sara Macchiano from Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) who will share their best practices in strengthening a drug diversion program. In this webinar, you will:

    • Identify potentially unknown risks or challenges in existing diversion monitoring practices at your facility.
    • Discover best practices for medication security processes to prevent diversion of controlled substances.
    • Learn how to collaborate with colleagues from Pharmacy and Nursing to ensure long-term sustainability and success of a drug surveillance program.

    Moderated by Palak Bavishi, Marketing Manager at Omnicell

    PLEASE BE SURE TO TEST YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPATIBILITY ON THE BRIGHTTALK PLATFORM PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVENT TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. SMARTPHONES MAY NOT WORK DURING THE LIVE EVENT, BUT WILL WORK IN THE RECORDED PLAYBACK MODE AFTER THE EVENT.
  • Don't Be the Next Headline - Regulatory Guidelines to Keep Compliant
    Don't Be the Next Headline - Regulatory Guidelines to Keep Compliant Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN Recorded: Nov 10 2015 60 mins
    Do you know how to effectively manage medication processes to meet regulations related to drug diversion? We wrap up the 2015 webinar series by taking a look at medication security guidelines that are highly recommended to prevent drug diversion in your facility. In this webinar, the following topics will be discussed:

    • Best practices for medication security processes to prevent diversion of controlled substances.
    • Consequences of drug diversion including the spread of infectious diseases, deaths, and fines charged by the DEA.
    • Past drug diversion activity at facilities that lacked processes to monitor diversion.


    PLEASE BE SURE TO TEST YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPATIBILITY ON THE BRIGHTTALK PLATFORM PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVENT TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. SMARTPHONES MAY NOT WORK DURING THE LIVE EVENT, BUT WILL WORK IN THE RECORDED PLAYBACK MODE AFTER THE EVENT.
  • Better Safe Than Sorry - Best Practices for Infection Control Re: Drug Diversion
    Better Safe Than Sorry - Best Practices for Infection Control Re: Drug Diversion Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN Recorded: Sep 24 2015 60 mins
    Infection spread throughout healthcare facilities due to drug diversion has become a major problem, with some potentially serious long-term effects to patients. Infection from drug diversion is not a matter of “if” anymore, but “when.” In this webinar, Kim New will discuss:
    •Methods diverters use that can spread infection
    •Long-term impact on both the patient and the hospital
    •Best practices to prevent the spread of infection and protect both the patient and your hospital


    PLEASE BE SURE TO TEST YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPATIBILITY ON THE BRIGHTTALK PLATFORM PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVENT TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. SMARTPHONES MAY NOT WORK DURING THE LIVE EVENT, BUT WILL WORK IN THE RECORDED PLAYBACK MODE AFTER THE EVENT.
  • 360 Degree Diversion Management - Nursing, Procedural Areas and Pharmacy
    360 Degree Diversion Management - Nursing, Procedural Areas and Pharmacy Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN Recorded: Jun 16 2015 58 mins
    Learn how to set your institution up for success by having the correct people, processes, and technology in place to address the serious problem of drug diversion. In this webinar you will:
    •Learn proper policies and procedures to prevent diversion across multiple areas in your facility
    •Understand common gaps in diversion management in procedural areas and pharmacy
    •Identify opportunities to collaborate with different departments to protect your patients from the harms of diversion.

    PLEASE BE SURE TO TEST YOUR SYSTEM'S COMPATIBILITY ON THE BRIGHTTALK PLATFORM PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE EVENT TO ENSURE AN OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE. SMARTPHONES MAY NOT WORK DURING THE LIVE EVENT, BUT WILL WORK IN THE RECORDED PLAYBACK MODE AFTER THE EVENT.

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