An article in HomeCare outlines six strategies for preventing medication diversion in the home.
Home and hospice care is an integral part of the US healthcare system, but there can be many risks associated with this care due to the risk for medication diversion. These diversions could occur because of a lack of control over medications compared to inpatient settings. Another element of difficulty for hospice and home care providers is the ability to properly identify signs or history of substance abuse or addiction.
The HomeCare article provides 6 ways for care providers to properly navigate home care, including, education, evaluation, and monitoring.
American Nurse Today also offers resources on this topic:
- An innovative care approach to full code hospice patients
- Implementing a floating hospice
- Is hospice care a two-way street?
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