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shift counts to have real-time double-checks in place. That prevents the uncomfortable situation of having to decide who's telling the truth — a manager who subsequently questions the accuracy of the count performed by a staff member working alone or the solo staff member who claims the count was correct. Don't worry about staff pushing back on your efforts to make sure counts are correct; opioid security is always more important than hurt feelings. "Most nurses I work with welcome the additional oversight," says Ms. New. "They feel having somebody double check them is in their best benefit because if a drug is missing, they could be accused of stealing it." 4. Proper wasting Make sure staff mem- bers work together to waste medications left over after cases. One team member should dispose of the medica- tions under the direct observation of the other, and both staffers must docu- ment the amount of discarded drugs, and that the process was done properly and completely. Also con- sider adding drug dis- posal units that deac- J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 1 info@CareDirectLLC.com CareDirectLLC.com/opioids Product Demo: Digitally Ensure Best Practices for Opioid Security and Tracking Simple, Affordable 414-371-9808

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