Editor’s Note

An apology to our readers for the late arrival of PSQI to your inboxes. The last gasp of winter struck the New England area on Tuesday and our remote office was without power for almost 30 hours.

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VA Shoulders Drug Diversion Blame

Drug diversion is a common problem that all healthcare facilities must combat and the VA has come under renewed scrutiny following reports that its response to drug theft by its own workers has been inadequate.

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Joint Commission: Leaders Are Safety Culture Linchpin

Solid leadership is central to promoting and sustaining a culture of safety in any healthcare organization, The Joint Commission said in a Sentinel Event Alert published at the end of February, reminding leaders that it’s their job to identify and mitigate potential pitfalls on an organizational level.

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