Published in Physician Law Weekly, February 23rd, 2005
By substituting saline or water, narcotics-abusing clinicians had an undetectable source of drugs that compromised patient safety.
At the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, the University of Utah Hospital is tackling the problem at the source. Using ValiMed, a new device from CDEX, the hospital now validates the contents of all returned narcotics from the operating room.
The system has 3 components: the...
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