Use of on-site testing for illicit drugs in forensic settings
Yanson, Ian J.
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Comments on an article, On-site testing for drugs of misuse in the acute psychiatric ward by S. Ghali (2009). The paper by Ghali highlights the importance of training staff on the use of on-site urine testing kits. Although they are widely used in forensic settings where testing for illicit drugs forms an integral part of the overall management of patients, staff receive very little training on the interpretation of test results. Training should incorporate understanding of the context of drug screening and ensuring the quality of samples to minimize errors in test result interpretation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)