Course Open: February 15, 2021-March 18, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, February 22, March 1 and 8, 2021; 9:00-10:30pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Non-Medical
Enrollment is closed.
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. **
- Distinguish when a DEA registration is required
- Prepare orders and submit them for controlled substances using the proper channel
- Prepare a suitable access control system for controlled drugs in the practice
- Prepare and maintain suitable physical security for controlled drugs in the practice
- 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.
- 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- Demonstrate proper disposal of unwanted or outdated controlled substances
RACE Accreditation: “This program has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize
RACE approval. (22-39034).
Veterinarians should check with their state/provincial boards regarding course approval for pharmacy or regulatory content requirements.
This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA program # 09-06)
In this session participants will learn to distinguish when a DEA registration is required, prepare orders and submit them for controlled substances using the proper channels and prepare a suitable access control system for controlled drugs in the practice.
Week 2 (Real Time Session March 1):
Drugs on Site - Logs and Accountability
In this session participants will learn 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 and demonstrate proper disposal of unwanted or outdated controlled substances
Week 3 (Real Time Session March 8):
Inventories & Disposing of Unwanted Drugs
In this session participants will learn 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 and 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: "The Complete Veterinary Practice Controlling Controlled Drug Manual," which is included in course fee. Enrollment is closed.
Tuition: $150 ($141 early bird special if enrolled by February 1, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
The price of this course includes a copy of "The Complete Veterinary Practice Controlling Controlled Drug Manual", which will be mailed to the participant.
*** In the comment section of the registration, please provide your mailing address for February. ***
* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
- 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.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email VSPNCE. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
VSPN CE Coordinator VSPN CE Services: VSPNCE
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357