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TECH163-0210 : Controlling Controlled Drugs
Philip Seibert, CVT
February 9-March 11, 2010
Real Time Sessions: Monday evenings, February 15, 22, and March 1, 2010; 8:00pm-9:00pm ET USA; **Note sessions are 60 minutes long.
This course is designed to provide practical guidance on the administration of a controlled substance accountability program in the veterinary hospital. The course will have three 60-minute online sessions presenting 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.
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. All veterinary staff members, office managers, practice managers, hospital administrators, supervisors, and veterinarians are welcome to join the course and its discussions. This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians and has been submitted to VHMA for approval towards CVPM requirements.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1: 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: 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: 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 We'll also explore options for disposing of outdated or no longer wanted controlled drugs.
LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS: Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 3
$60 ($54 early bird special if registered before January 26,2010).
*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). You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program director's name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Enrollment will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
**The Participant's Resource Center includes all you need to know about online CE with VIN and VSPN.
Nanette R. Walker Smith, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE@vspn.org
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