TECH163-0213: Controlling Controlled Drugs
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Philip Seibert, BS, CVT
February 4-March 7, 2013
REAL TIME SESSION (RTS):
Mondays, February 11, 18, and 25, 2013; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length.
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Level and Prerequisites:
This intermediate course is an essential part of practice management for all involved with controlled substance tracking and documentation.
All veterinary staff members, office managers, practice managers, hospital administrators, supervisors, and veterinarians are welcome to join the course and its discussions.
VSPN CE Course: This course is RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and is VHMA approved for CVPM credits.
NOTE: veterinarians should check with their state/provincial boards regarding course approval for pharmacy or regulatory content requirements.
This course is designed to provide practical guidance on the administration of a controlled substance accountability program in the veterinary hospital. The course will present an overview of the DEA regulations including, registration, ordering, security, dispensing, accountability, inventories, and problem resolution scenarios that are likely to happen in a veterinary practice setting.
This course consists of three (3) ninety (90) minute Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials, interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session). Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- distinguish when a DEA registration is required.
- prepare orders and submit them for controlled substances using the proper channel.
- design security protocols to safeguard controlled substances under their control.
- outline and apply documentation required inventories of controlled substances.
- create and maintain a practical accountability (log) system to account or controlled substance activities.
- demonstrate proper disposal of unwanted or outdated controlled substances.
Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructor:
Phil Seibert has decades of experience in regulatory, hospital safety, and practice management matters. He has taught numerous courses online with VIN and VSPN and is a world renowned speaker for all areas of practice management in veterinary medicine.
Week 1: (Real Time Session February 11): Before the Drugs Arrive-Registration, Security and Ordering
Content: During this session, we will discuss when a DEA registration is required, the security precautions that should be in place before the drugs are received and the ordering process for controlled substances.
Week 2: (Real Time Session February 18): Drugs on Site, Logs, and Accountability
Content: During this session, we will discuss the most practical ways to document controlled substance dispensing and administration.
Week 3: (Real Time Session February 25): Inventories & Disposing of Unwanted Drugs
Content: During this session, we will discuss the requirements for conducting and documenting inventories as well as the proper procedures to document shortages or overages. We will also explore options for disposing of outdated or no longer wanted controlled drugs.
CE CREDITS: 4.5
Tuition: $90 ($81 early bird special if enrolled January 21, 2013).
*Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
NOTE: To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
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- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to
VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course
must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a
VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll
for a course on behalf of another individual.
- For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE)
CEonVIN@vin.com or (VSPN CE)
Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: "This course is approved for 4.5 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some
boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or
restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education."
Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
Course withdrawal and refund policy:
A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VSPN Course Catalog
Nanette R. Walker Smith, MEd, RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
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