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Unsung Heroes - November 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 T he surgical nurse had a substance use disorder, went to rehab for treatment and was in long-term recovery. All seemed well, but she was surrounded by temptation when she returned to work in the OR. "Seeing wide-open medication waste containers with syringes that still had fentanyl in them was too much for her to resist," says Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, founder of Diversion Specialists, a med- ication security consulting firm in Nashville, Tenn. Adam Taylor | Senior Associate Editor Smarter Hazardous Waste Disposal There are safer, more economic ways to get rid of medications, sharps and fluid runoff. • REMOVING TEMPTATION Medication disposal systems are simple, such as this jug that has a carbon mix in it, but effective, as they render controlled substances inactive and point- less to try to divert. Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN

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