Recognizing Drug Diversion in Health Care Facilities

Drug diversion is a growing concern in healthcare facilities. Diversion occurs wherever controlled substances are stored or handled. The signs of diversion are often subtle and many healthcare providers believe that people they know could never divert. Recognizing the signs of diversion is crucial to preventing diversion and protecting patients from harm when they are denied needed analgesia or cared for by impaired providers. 

To learn more about visit www.oneandonlycampaign.org/partner/colorado and download a pamphlet describing the signs of drug diversion in healthcare facilities. 

If you have an upcoming training or would like a guest speaker to present on injection safety, please contact Alana Cilwick (303.692.2727) or alana.cilwick@state.co.us Injection Safety Coordinator at CDPHE.