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TECH163-0709 : Controlling Controlled Drugs
Philip Seibert, CVT
July 28-August 27, 2009
Real Time Sessions: Monday evenings, August 3, 10, and 17, 2009; 9:30pm-10:30pm 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 submitted for RACE approval 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'll 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-Inventories, Logs, and Accountability
Content: During this session, we'll discuss the most practical ways to document controlled substance dispensing and administration.
Week 3: Inventories & Disposing of Unwanted Drugs
Content: During this session, we'll 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 We'll also explore options for disposing of outdated or no longer wanted controlled drugs.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 ($54.00 early bird special if registered before Julu 14, 2009).
*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: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 3 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 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).
This course has also been approved by VHMA for CVPM CE credits.
Nanette R. Walker Smith, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-297-4950, ext 187
777 West Covell Blvd, Davis, CA 95616
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