Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention: Data Management and Surveillance Program Development

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-006-H03-P / 0204-0000-17-006-H03-T
Activity DateApril 26, 2017
Expiration Date: April 26, 2020
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit   
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-member – N/A  

Accreditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed to meet the needs of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and managers in a variety of practice settings who are responsible for the security and management of controlled substances.

Activity Overview

Controlled substance (CS) management, prevention of diversion, and improvement in practitioner awareness are critical areas where pharmacists must provide leadership within their organizations. This activity will provide instruction on developing an effective surveillance program that supports the needs and objectives of an effective controlled substance diversion prevention program.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe options for developing a surveillance process and critical steps in controlled substance ( CS) management that should be monitored.
  • Give examples of how CS monitoring data should be reviewed and possible pitfalls..
  • Describe the organizational reporting and response processes to ensure appropriate and timely use of CS surveillance data.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Review issues regarding controlled substances.
  • Discuss requirements for CS program development.

Faculty Information

  • Toni Fera, Pharm.D., Independent Healthcare Consultant, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Christopher Fortier, Pharm.D., FASHP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Brian C. O'Neal, Pharm.D., M.S., FASHP, Senior Director of Pharmacy and Biomedical Engineering, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF.  Users should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.