Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention Certificate

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is offering a certificate in controlled substance diversion for technicians. I have not seen the content of the curriculum, but I do often see gaps in knowledge on the part of pharmacy staff concerning drug diversion. This certificate might be a great way to provide comprehensive education for your technicians in the areas of:

  • Consequences of diversion
  • Signs of impaired health-care workers
  • Areas of vulnerability in procurement, preparation and dispensing, prescribing, administration and waste/removal processes
  • Types and functions of security control measures, devices, and software to detect and prevent diversion
  • DEA requirements for registration, record keeping and conducting physical inventories
  • Identifying suspicious data patterns, product tampering, and fraudulent prescriptions.

Click here to read more about the certificate. I think it might be worth checking out.


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Terri Vidals
Terri Vidals

Terri has been a pharmacist for over 30 years and is a drug diversion mitigation and monitoring subject matter expert. Her years of experience in various roles within hospital pharmacy have given her real-world insight into risk, compliance, and regulatory requirements, as well as best practices for medication and patient safety.

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