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Course Details

Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD), Planning, and Response
NTED Course Number MGT-319
Length 16.00 hours
Delivery Mobile (Non-Resident)
Level Management and Planning
Continuing Education Credits 1.60
This course is a two-day workshop and facilitated discussion that covers the roles played by each of the following in distributing resources during a public health emergency: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS); the state, territory, or tribal nation; and the local jurisdiction. The purpose of this course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards approach toward a medical countermeasures event. This course is intended for participants within a community (from volunteers to skilled professionals) that respond to a medical surge and medical countermeasures event.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
* Discuss the roles and responsibilities for local, state, and federal levels across a broad range of complex preparedness challenges related to medical countermeasures.
* Apply the Points of Dispensing Command Structure (PDCS) for initial planning, execution, and demobilization of a jurisdictional response in Points of Dispensing (POD) operations.
* Identify the planning and training needs to operate a Points of Dispensing (POD) site.
* Demonstrate the essential functions of Points of Dispensing (POD) setup and operations.
* Discuss the concerns of the community jurisdictional medical countermeasures plan.
NTED Prerequisites
Other Prerequisites
It is recommended, but not required that participants complete the following courses to have a better understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS):
Not required, but recommended participants complete the following courses to have a better understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS):
* IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
* IS-200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations
* IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
It is also recommended that participants complete WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency
Responders (AWR160-W) and Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies
(AWR-314-W) available online ( ).
Target Audience
Citizen/Community Volunteer, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works
Mission Areas and Core Capabilities
Respond   -  Mass Care Services
Mitigate  -  Operational Coordination
Mitigate  -  Community Resilience
Prevent   -  Operational Coordination
Protect   -  Operational Coordination
Recover   -  Operational Coordination
Recover   -  Health and Social Services
Respond   -  Operational Coordination
Respond   -  Operational Communications
Respond   -  Public Health and Medical Services
Training Certificate
Training Partner's Certificate of Completion
Contact Information
MGT-319 Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD), Planning, and Response
Juan Guerrero

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