Medical Countermeasure Dispensing: Online Trainings

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PODs (Points of Dispensing): Public Health Training for Staff and Volunteers
This 30-minute training from University of Minnesota Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach is designed to provide an overview and orientation to the general operations of a POD. It is intended to complement just-in-time training provided at the time of deployment. Public health staff and volunteers may find this training beneficial. Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion of the training, which includes a pre-test, post-test, and evaluation.


Medical Countermeasures (Basics of Public Health Preparedness, Module 4)
This module, developed by the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), is part of a training series for local public health preparedness staff. It provides a definition of medical countermeasure management (MCM) including a list of triggers for their use, a description of the strategic national stockpile, a discussion of distribution/dispensing and planning for the use of MCM. These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.