Four Strategies for Drug Diversion Detection and Prevention

August 11, 2022

Software programs designed to detect drug diversion are relatively novel. This is an area many health-systems are learning and expanding in. There are various tools, program structures, and processes for drug diversion surveillance. There is an opportunity to have 4 health-systems present 4 different approaches to increasing the detection of diversion and share their experiences.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technician

Learning Objectives

  • Review controlled substance monitoring program at a community hospital and an academic medical center
  • Describe a corporate compliance-based model for drug diversion detection
  • Assess potential challenges for implementing extensive controlled substance monitoring program at an institution
Pharmacy Technicians
  • Discuss implementation and utilization of third-party software for prevention of drug diversion
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/11/2022 - 2:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/11/2022 - 3:00pm CDT
United States

Planning Committee

Sybil Thomas PharmD, MBA          
Senior Director, Pharmacy                
Vizient, Inc. 
Nigjar Polat, PharmD, MBA, CPPS
Associate Director Pharmacy Operations                 
Yale-New Haven Hospital


Alexandre Raymond, PharmD, MS, CHC  
Director – System Drug Diversion Prevention and Response, Compliance
Nigjar Polat, PharmD, MBA, CPPS
Associate Director Pharmacy Operations
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Paul Rochefort, PharmD     
Manager, Drug Diversion Prevention
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Jordan Long, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS  
Pharmacy Manager, Controlled Substance, Surgical Services, and Pain Management
Cleveland Clinic
Maksim Dudenkov, PharmD           
Pharmacist Practitioner
UF Health North


Disclosure Statements

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Pharmacists/ Pharmacy Technicians

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of for 1.00 contact hour(s) (0.10 CEUs) for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-052-L05-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-22-052-L05-T
Upon closing of the online evaluation, Vizient will report your CE credits directly to CPE monitor within 60 days.
Please note:
  • After the course close date, Vizient will no longer be able to report credit(s) to CPE monitor.
  • It is the responsibility of the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to ensure that your Vizient CE Learner Profile has the correct NABP e-profile ID and DOB (in MMDD format) to receive credit for participating in the activity.
  • To track the status of the submission of your credits to NABP: please check the Reported Credit Tab in your Vizient CE account.
  • To verify your credits were successfully submitted to NABP before the deadline: please check your NABP e-Profile account.
  • For all other questions regarding your NABP e-Profile or CPE Monitor, please contact NABP directly.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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