Wasted Efforts: Engaging Key Stakeholders to Optimize Health System Drug Disposal and Prevent Diversion

Learning Objectives

  • Identify practices that support the safe use of intravenous (IV) products in the inpatient setting, including the operating room and procedural areas. 
  • Describe the role of each member of the interprofessional team as it relates to cost-effective controlled substance management.
  • Apply strategies to communicate with stakeholders how healthcare disciplines (e.g., nurses, physicians) might view waste-reduction and diversion prevention initiatives.
  • Identify opportunities to facilitate aligning controlled substance product availability and clinical practice.


Welcome and Introductory Remarks
John B. Hertig , Pharm.D., M.S., CPPS, FASHP

Houston, We Have a Problem: Implementing Best Practices that Address the Magnitude of Drug Diversion in the United States
John B. Hertig , Pharm.D., M.S., CPPS, FASHP

A Matter of Perspective: Engaging the Interprofessional Team in Implementing Cost-Effective Controlled Substance Management
Ryan Haumschild , Pharm.D., M.S., M.B.A. and Bernadette Henrichs , Ph.D., CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA

Sharing the Story: How a Health System Promoted a Culture of Awareness, Optimized Medication Use (eliminating unnecessary waste) and Implemented Strategies to Prevent Drug Diversion
All Faculty

Questions and Answers/Panel Discussion
All Faculty

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of clinical and staff pharmacists, pharmacy leaders, medication safety and compliance officers, nurses, operating room staff, and procurement managers who work in hospitals and health systems.

CPE Information

ACPE #: 0204-0000-21-424-H04-P
Release Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Expiration Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Activity Fee: Free of charge

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



This online activity consists of slide presentations, active learning, an assessment, and evaluation. View the system requirements.

Relevant Financial Disclosures

The following persons in control of this activity’s content have  relevant financial relationships:

Ryan Haumschild: Viatris, advisory committee
John Hertig: Fresenius Kabi, grant recipient

All other persons in control of content do not have any relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company.

As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence definition of ineligible company. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CPE activity.


Process CE Within 60 Days

Participants should claim CE credit for this home-study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity.

To receive CE credit, complete the steps below within 60 days of completing the activity.

  1. View entire presentation and answer all polling questions.
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After the 60-day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report credit(s).