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Upcoming ASHP Webinar: Establishing Services Around Diversion Prevention

Posted on Jul 14, 2020 by Miranda Schroeder

Establishing Services Around Diversion Prevention (1)

ASHP is hosting a webinar titled, Establishing Services Around Diversion Prevention,” on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 2:00-3:00 pm ET. The webinar will be hosted in a question and answer type format with three panelists responding to common questions: 

  • Regulatory requirements from the DEA and other organizational bodies 
  • Creation of a diversion prevention team 
  • Investigating diversion cases 
  • Key characteristics of diversion prevention software 

The following panelists will provide a real-world perspective based on their experiences, challenges, and lessons learned from their own diversion prevention programs: 

  • Janice Ahlstrom, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CCSFP, RN, BSN, Director Healthcare Risk, Internal Audit and Cybersecurity Baker Tilly, Minneapolis, MN 
  • John Choi, Pharm.D., M.H.A., System Director of Pharmacy, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA 
  • Sheetal Patel-House, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Manager, Controlled Substances Assessment Program 
    University of North Carolina Health, Chapel Hill, NC 
  • Carol A. Purcell, MSN, RN, CNML, Manager, Diversion Prevention Program, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI 
  • MODERATOR: Ashley M. Ramp, Pharm.D., M.Ed., M.S., Inpatient Pharmacy Manager, Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 


The objectives of this webinar are to explain the importance of complying with DEA regulation, describe best practices for investigating diversion cases, and identifying key stakeholders who should be participating in diversion prevention programs. Continuing Education (CE) is available for this program through ASHP. You must be an approved ASHP Member to attend but joining ASHP is free. 

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Miranda Schroeder

Written by Miranda Schroeder

Helmer designs, manufactures, and sells reliable medical-grade refrigeration. Miranda specializes in the pharmacy segment in regards to proper cold storage for refrigerated and frozen medications and vaccines.

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