Seminar #400: Controlled Substance Record Keeping and Security Responsibilities in an EMS Environment
A Seminar for Paramedics, EMTs, Flight Nurses, Physicians, Pharmacists, Hospital Administrators, Attorneys and other Emergency Medical Services and Health Care Institution personnel.
It has been our experience that a certain percentage of EMS professionals who have access to controlled substances abuse them. These individuals include paramedics and flight nurses who have access to drugs such as Fentanyl, Morphine, Ketamine, Versed and other highly addicted drugs. We consider drug addiction an occupational hazard among Emergency Medical Services professionals.
EMS professionals cannot consistently divert drugs if an institution has adequate physical security and an effective record keeping system with a comprehensive audit trail. Most EMS health care professionals are unaware of the magnitude of the legal hazard associated with failing to provide adequate security and maintaining complete and accurate controlled substance records.
This program will exam federal and state laws surrounding controlled substance record keeping, security and accountability in an Emergency Medical Services environment. 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 EMS Medical Director and EMS Service for the failure to maintain proper controlled substance security, record keeping and accountability.
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.