CE Accredited Diversion Symposium

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This continuing education program was designed specifically for pharmacists.
CE is only available for pharmacists at this time.

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A Comprehensive Drug Diversion Program: Top 10 Critical Components Every Institution Should Have

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-9999-20-412-L04-P: 1.0 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 1/21/2020; Expiration Date: 1/21/2021; Knowledge-based Activity

Christopher Fortier, Pharm.D., FASHP, chief pharmacy officer, Boston, Mass.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to describe the controlled substances diversion surveillance at a large medical center, review selected drug diversion machine learning surveillance systems, their functionalities, and data outputs, and discuss how organizations are using robust data metrics and dashboards to review and investigate potential diversion scenarios proactively.

Followed by Q&A
Nursing Perspective on Diversion and Role in a Controlled Substance Diversion Program and Committee

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-9999-20-413-L04-P 1.0 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 1/21/2020; Expiration Date: 1/21/2021; Knowledge-based Activity

Carol A. Purcell, MSN, RN, CNML, manager-diversion prevention program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to describe current trends and statistics among nursing diversion, review the impact of a diversion event on nursing staff, describe how to review diversion events with staff to change culture, share consequence, actions and resources for diversion, and explain the role of nursing on a multidisciplinary diversion committee and in diversion prevention.

Followed by Q&A
Anesthesia Perspective on Diversion and Role in a Controlled Substance Diversion Program and Committee

ACPE Universal Activity #0112-9999-20-414-L04-P 1.0 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 1/21/2020; Expiration Date: 1/21/2021; Knowledge-based Activity

Dr. Jeffery S. Vender, MD, emeritus, Harris Family Foundation chairman of the department of anesthesiology, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Ill.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to define the current gaps in controlled substance oversight in the anesthesia space, explain how to engage anesthesia leadership in a discussion on controlled substance monitoring, focusing on value add for anesthesia and recognize the value to anesthesia in utilizing a diversion tool.

Followed by Q&A
Evaluation and Selection of a Software Partner  for a Comprehensive Diversion Detection Program

 ACPE Universal Activity #0112-9999-20-415-L04-P 1.0 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 1/21/2020; Expiration Date: 1/21/2021; Knowledge-based Activity

Drew Luder Pharm.D., MS, BCPS, system director of compliance and learning, Ohio Health Pharmacy Services, Columbus, Ohio

Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants should be able to define the criteria utilized by the organization for diversion software selection, vendor comparison and which stakeholders were involved in the evaluation, outline the top 5 must-have features and how the selected platform met these needs, explain how the diversion detection software was incorporated into the organization’s workflow and how the stakeholders are interacting with the product, and recognize how a solution can improve the efficiency and robustness of the organization’s diversion detection efforts.

Followed by Q&A

Pharmacy Continuing Education Program Evaluation and Post-test Instructions

 Initial Release Date: 1/21/2020; Expiration Date: 1/21/2021; 4.0 contact hours
The CE post-tests can be completed individually in 1 hour (1.0 contact hour) blocks.

This activity is structured to meet knowledge-based educational needs. A knowledge-based activity acquires factual knowledge. Information in knowledge-based activities is based on evidence as accepted in the literature by the health care professions. Pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit will be earned based on participation in this activity. 


  1. Register as a user on the MPA website at michiganpharmacists.org (or just log in if you are already a registered user). Registering on the MPA website is a quick process and only requires first name, last name, e-mail address and password.  

2. To complete the program evaluation and post-tests go to:https://www.michiganpharmacists.org/education/kitcheck-home You will be required to provide your CPE Monitor e-profile identification number as well as date of birth (month and day only). This information is necessary to receive continuing education credit. If you do not provide this information, credit cannot be awarded. If you have not registered for CPE Monitor, please register at MyCPEMonitor.net. Participants must complete an online activity evaluation and post-test with a passing score of 70 percent or greater no later January 21, 2021. This is 1 year after the program was originally presented. Evaluations and post-tests will not be available for completion and requests to process credit will not be accepted after this date. 


3. Once the program evaluations and post-tests are complete, you will receive a grade on the tests. You must pass post-tests questions with a grade of 70% or higher. If you do not achieve the required 70%, you will be given the option to take the post-test again.

4. Michigan Pharmacists Association will upload credit to your CPE Monitor record within two weeks of the online evaluation and post-test closing. After credit has been uploaded, you can log into your CPE Monitor account and print statements of credit.

 NOTE: ACPE guidelines prohibit MPA from issuing credit more than 60 days after the activity for any reason; therefore, to avoid denial of credit, it is imperative that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians complete the online evaluation and posttest by the deadline indicated to allow sufficient time for processing. If all requirements are met, participants will receive pharmacy continuing education (PCE) credit through CPE Monitor, a national, collaborative effort by ACPE and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to provide an electronic system for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to track their completed PCE credits. MPA, as an ACPE-accredited provider, is required to report pharmacist and pharmacy technician PCE credit using this tracking system. Pharmacist and pharmacy technician participants must provide their NABP e-Profile identification number and date of birth (in MMDD format) when they complete activity evaluations. It will be the responsibility of the participant to provide the correct information. If this information is not correctly provided, NABP and ACPE prohibit MPA from issuing CPE credit. Online access to their inventory of completed credits will allow pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to easily monitor their compliance with CPE requirements and print statements of credit. Therefore, MPA will not provide printed statements of credit to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Partial credit will not be awarded. If you have yet to sign up for CPE Monitor, go to MyCPEMonitor.net.

Any questions? Contact olivia.stearn@kitcheck.com here.