VSPN TECH163-0220: Controlling Controlled Drugs

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Philip Seibert, BS, CVT
Course Open: February 17, 2020-March 19, 2020
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, February 24, March 2 and 9, 2020; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA)
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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:Open to all members of the veterinary team
“This program has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary techncians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval."(22-39034)
This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA program # 09-06)
Veterinarians should check with their state/provincial boards regarding course approval for pharmacy or regulatory content requirements.

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.
**This course will discuss US federal (DEA) laws only. **

Week 1 (Real Time Session February 24): Before the Drugs Arrive - Registration, Security and Ordering
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, 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.
  • Prepare a suitable security and access control system for controlled drugs in the practice.
Week 2 (Real Time Session March 2): Drugs on Site - Logs and Accountability
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: <
  • Design and maintain a practical accountability (log) system to account or controlled substance activities.
  • Identify “non-traditional” situations where controlled drugs are used and create an accountability system to track the drugs.
  • Conduct an “audit” or check to ensure records and stocks of controlled drugs are in agreement.
Week 3 (Real Time Session March 9): Inventories & Disposing of Unwanted Drugs
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
  • Design and complete required documentation for inventories of controlled substances.
  • Properly correct balances to reflect operational shortages or overages.
  • Properly document and report significant shortages or theft of controlled substances.
  • Demonstrate proper disposal of unwanted or outdated controlled substances.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
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: There is no required textbook for this course.

About the Presenter:
Philip Seibert, BS, CVT 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.

Total CE Credit: 4.5

Tuition: $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by February 3, 2020)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on February 24, 2020 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
  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 @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.
  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. 797 or email . Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
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“This program has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary techncians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval."(22-39034)
This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA program # 09-06)

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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

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

Lisa Kernaghan, LVT, RVT, CVT, VTS (ECC)
VSPN CE Coordinator

VSPN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357