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Resources Now Available – Prevent Drug Diversion in Long-Term Care

On August 28, 2019 by Julie Apold

New resources to prevent drug diversion in long-term care are now available. The Minnesota Pathway to Prevent Diversion of Controlled Substances in Long-Term Care features a pathway and support tools to help you increase awareness, assess your processes, create individual plans for intervention implementation, and measure your outcomes. 

Prevent Diversion of Controlled Substances in Long-Term Care

On July 16, 2019 by Julie Apold

Registration is now open for the Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances in Long-Term Care seminar on Aug. 13 in St. Paul. This 3.5-hour course will provide administrators and nursing leaders with an evidence-based overview of recommendations and best practices to prevent controlled substance diversion in their setting.  

Save the Date - Drug Diversion Prevention Seminar on Aug. 13

On July 2, 2019 by Julie Apold

Over the past eight months, a diverse group of stakeholders from across the state have created a pathway of drug diversion prevention safety interventions based on learnings from drug diversion cases reported to the State and review of current research and practices. The result of this collaborative process will be unveiled at our Drug Diversion Prevention Seminar on Aug. 13 in Saint Paul.  

Drug Diversion Prevention Webinar – Nov. 27

On November 20, 2018 by Julie Apold

What factors are contributing to drug diversion within Minnesota nursing homes and home care/assisted living organizations? What strategies should you put in place to prevent diversion from occurring within your organization? Join us on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. – Noon for our Drug Diversion Prevention Webinar.  

Strategies to Prevent Drug Diversion - Nov. 27 Webinar

On October 31, 2018 by Julie Apold

Drug diversion has accounted for 15 percent of substantiated Vulnerable Adult Act (VAA) cases in Minnesota nursing homes and home care/assisted living organizations this year. A webinar on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to Noon will discuss factors that are contributing to these cases and strategies to prevent diversion from happening in your organization. 

Drug Diversion, Electronic Monitoring Focus of Elder Abuse Discussion at June Board Retreat

On June 29, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

Three of the state’s leaders in elder justice, consumer protection and health care regulation joined the LeadingAge Minnesota Board of Directors at its retreat last week for a panel discussion on quality assurance and abuse prevention.

MDH Report Highlights Senior Care Drug Diversions

On December 30, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

Drug diversions in health care facilities accounted for about 20 percent of the 141 substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults between July 2013 and June 2014, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

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