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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.

Drug Diversion Exercise Facilitator Guide

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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.

Safe Injection Ambassador Program

The New Jersey team held it's 5th Injection Safety Ambassador train-the-trainer workshop on March 10, 2017 in Sayreville. 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 2000 health professionals in safe injection practices. 

2nd Annual Drug Diversion Conference June 14, 2016 at Rutgers University

This year's theme was "Drawing Up" Strategies to Prevent Drug Diversion in Healthcare Settings. More than 130 health professionals who attended represented acute care, ambulatory care, and long term care facilities, public health and professional organizations. Keynote speakers included: Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN and Katrina Hansen, MPH. Laura Taylor, PhD, MCHES, provided an overview of the New Jersey drug diversion tabletop exercise pilot project. A multi-disciplinary panel of experts answered questions from the audience. Speakers included: Kim New, JD, BSN, RN and Katrina Hansen, MPH, as well as Stefanie Mozgai, RN, CPM; Jillian Scott, MSN, RN; Hortense Xenakis, RPh, CCP. See slides on the right.

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.