Controlled Substances Series: Drug Diversion Prevention

Prescription drug diversion is a serious problem and fuels the current US epidemic of drug misuse, abuse, and addiction. Healthcare practitioners need to be able to identify and prevent drug diversion in their practices, by patients or staff members. This course presents the different mechanisms used to divert drugs and strategies to detect and prevent diversion.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the common methods used to divert drugs.
  2. Discuss the role of staff and patient education in drug diversion prevention.
  3. Implement safeguards to prevent and detect diversion of controlled substances, including the use of the prescription drug monitoring program.
  4. Recognize evasive or drug seeking behavior in patients.

Additional Information

Medical Interactive Community
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.75 ANCC
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Course expires: 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.75 ANCC


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