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VSPN CE Course TECH163-0216: Controlling Controlled Drugs
Audio only: The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.

Enrollment is closed due to reaching maximum capacity.
If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email your name, preferred email address and the course number (TECH163-0216) to

Instructor(s): Philip Seibert, CVT
Course Open: February 15, 2016-March 17, 2016
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, February 22, 29 and March 7, 2016; 9:00pm-10:30pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: 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. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

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: Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/support staff or veterinary technicians/support staff only. This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. This course has been approved by VHMA for CVPM credits. (RACE # 22-19277, VHMA # 09-06).
NOTE: Veterinarians should check with their state/provincial boards regarding course approval for pharmacy or regulatory content requirements. Veterinary Information Network�s RACE provider number is #22.

Course Description:
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.

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 22): Before the Drugs Arrive-Registration, Security and Ordering

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 2 (Real Time Session February 29): Drugs on Site, Logs, and Accountability

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Week 3 (Real Time Session March 7): Inventories & Disposing of Unwanted Drugs

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.

*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.

*To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Instructors:
Philip Seibert, CVT is a Certified Veterinary Technician with over 36 years� experience. He is a full-time author and consultant to the profession. Because he has taken the lead in "deciphering" the regulatory agency rules affecting the veterinary profession and has been able to provide practical, veterinary-specific advice Phil has earned the reputation of the veterinary profession's OSHA expert. Recognizing the power of interactive learning, Phil is the founder and Director of the OSHA Center on the Veterinary Information Network. He regularly teaches several interactive courses on VIN and VSPN.

Phil became the first veterinary technician to evaluate and accredit veterinary hospitals for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) because of his extensive clinical and managerial experience and skills. The experience of "inspecting" over 1200 hospitals has given him a unique perspective of our profession that he uses to provide the most practical answers to our profession�s issues.

He has contributed to several well respected professional works including McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Five-Minute Veterinary Practice Management Consult and Veterinary Practice Management Secrets. He has authored numerous books and videos for the American Animal Hospital Association on practice safety. His self-produced books, The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual and Safety Issues for the Veterinary Hospital Staff are in their sixth editions.

Phil is the author of many articles dealing with veterinary hospital administration which have appeared in national publications such as Journal of the AVMA, Veterinary Economics, AAHA Trends, Veterinary Forum, DVM Newsmagazine, the Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Practice STAFF and Veterinary Practice News. He is also the founder and Managing Editor of the profession's only safety-specific newsletter, The Veterinary Safety & Health Digest.

Total CE Credit: 4.5

Tuition: $90 ($81 early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2016)

* 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).
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET on February 15, 2016, or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

  1. 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.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. 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.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 792 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*Note: �"This program 22-19277 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 4.50 CE Credits (4.50 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 4.50 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (4.50 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categorie(s) of: Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method(s) of: Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements" � This course has been submitted for approval for continual education units toward CVPM requirements through VHMA.

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 VSPN office 800-846-0028 ext. 792 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VSPN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 792.

*For more information on VSPN's upcoming CE courses, check the VSPN Course Catalog.

Charlotte Waack, RVT, CVT
VSPN Director/VSPN CE Interim Director

VSPN CE Services:
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