Mass Antibiotic Dispensing: Streamlining POD Design and Operations (Web on Demand)
Course Number: WD1414
The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) was established in 1999 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide an inventory of medications and medical supplies available to send to a location in the event of a large infectious disease outbreak or other public health emergency, including a bioterrorism attack. In light of new information on bioterrorism, particularly Anthrax, we now know that communities of all sizes must work the goal of providing prophylaxis for the total population in 48 hours (for Anthrax). State and local planners must find new ways to increase the number of patients seen in shorter periods of time and yet we must adhere to certain standards of medical care. Streamlining POD operations is the key to exceeding predetermined patient per hour goals.
Web on Demand
TARGET AUDIENCE: This broadcast is designed for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and CRI local and state planners, state and local public health officials, emergency managers, designated POD managers, and SNS volunteer coordinators.
PREREQUISITES: Learners should be Strategic National Stockpile local and state planners with a basic knowledge of the Strategic National Stockpile, its mission, and goals. Additionally, learners should have basic knowledge of mass antibiotic dispensing.