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ASC Drug Diversion Exercise Facilitator Guide

drug diversion syringe

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) recently finalized a drug diversion tabletop exercise for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs). This facilitator guide is complete with scenarios which mirror those that were developed and piloted at four acute care facilities by the NJDOH Injection Safety Team in early 2016. The scenarios used during the exercises were developed by the NJDOH Injection Safety Team and the Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) Team, in collaboration with the staff from NJDOH Health Facilities Survey and Field Operations. Facilitator Guide, Slides

Drug Diversion Exercise Facilitator Guide

hand with syringe

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) created a tabletop exercise for acute care facilities to stimulate a discussion of drug diversion and to review existing policies related to the topic. This facilitator guide provides acute care facilities with the tools, including the scenarios and slides, to conduct their own exercises. Facilitator Guide; Slides; Scenarios w/o Questions; Scenarios w/Questions; Evaluation

Drug Diversion Coalition

The New Jersey Drug Diversion coalition was formed in the summer of 2015, after our first Drug Diversion Conference (Drug Diversion Defined: Steps to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Drug Diversion in Healthcare Facilities). The purpose of forming the coalition is for members to share best practices/lessons learned regarding drug diversion and to help healthcare facilities to reduce incidence of drug diversion. The coalition is comprised of members from various organizations such as healthcare facilities, state and federal partners, associations and professional licensing boards.

2018 Safe Injection Ambassador Program

The New Jersey team held the 6th Injection Safety Ambassador train-the-trainer workshop on April 10, 2018 in Freehold. Nearly 50 healthcare professionals from various disciplines attended the training to help spread the safe injection practice message. To date, our ambassadors have trained nearly 3000 health professionals in safe injection practices. 

2017 Drug Diversion Conference Presentations

The New Jersey Safe Injection Practices team will hold its 3rd annual drug diversion conference "Teaming Up Against Drug Diversion in Healthcare Settings". The conference will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2017 at Rutgers University-Busch Campus in Piscataway. Presentations can be accessed by clicking on the following links: Widrich; Paul; Scott; KoehlerSobel; Sobel(2); Abstract PHP.

State Injection Safety Resources

New Jersey Infection Control Guidance on Glucometers

Barbara Montana, MD, MPH, FACP, Communicable Disease Medical Director, provides guidance for healthcare providers regarding use of glucometers. Please click here to see the document.