Seminar #300: Anesthesia Controlled Substance Record Keeping and Security Responsibilities.
A Seminar for Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, Pharmacists, Hospital Administrators, Attorneys, Security Officers and other Health Care Institution personnel.
It has been our experience that a certain percentage of health care professionals who have access to controlled substances abuse them. This includes Anesthesiologists and CRNAs who have access to extremely addictive drugs such as Fentanyl, Sufentanil and other opiates. We consider drug addiction an occupational hazard among health care professionals.
Anesthesiologists and CRNAs cannot consistently divert drugs if an institution has adequate physical security and an effective record keeping system with a comprehensive audit trail. Most health care professionals are unaware of the magnitude of the legal hazards associated with failing to maintain complete and accurate records, provide adequate security and ensure total drug accountability in the Anesthesia environment.
This program will exam federal and state laws surrounding controlled substance record keeping, security and accountability pertaining to the practice of Anesthesia. Common controlled substance record keeping and security problems will be examined as well as the methods used to tighten controls in these areas.
Drug diversion will be discussed in detail including the related exposure to the health care institution for the failure to maintain proper controlled substance security, record keeping and accountability in the Anesthesia area.
Speaker: Robert J. Fairneny, President
Call us at (781) 255-7331 or e-mail us to learn about this seminar and other seminars and inservice training programs that we can provide to your institution or group.