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In-Person Train-the-Trainer Course: POD Essentials

September 10, 2017 - September 12, 2017

The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention’s Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) is hosting an in-person, three-day, train-the-trainer course on Point of Dispensing (POD) essentials scheduled for September 10-12, 2017 in Anniston, Alabama. This training is designed to prepare state and local public health instructors for implementation of medical countermeasure (MCM) training in their jurisdictions. The course will consist of presentations, group activities, and discussions to introduce DSLR’s new POD Essentials course material and prepare participants to teach the material, which jurisdictions can customize to meet their needs. POD Essentials is an introductory course for staff who will be working in point-of-dispensing sites (PODs) during a public health emergency.

The course is divided into the following five modules that are designed to be taught independently, as one course, or a combination of the two to meet the needs of the audience.

  • Overview of Medical Countermeasure Response
  • PODs
  • Greeting/Triage
  • Screening and Dispensing
  • Responder Wellness

During the training, participants will practice the process of planning, customizing, and delivering a portion of a selected module from the POD Essentials course. This training is designed to strengthen the capacity of instructors by applying training and facilitation skills in practice training sessions. It is targeted to trainers at the state or local level who conduct MCM-related training for other staff or volunteers.

Click here to learn more and register for this training. Please note that the training is listed on FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness webpage by its former name, “Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Train-the-Trainer.”  Please direct any questions regarding the training to the DSLR training team at dslrtraining@cdc.gov


September 10, 2017
September 12, 2017
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FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness
61 Responder Dr.
Anniston, AL 36205 United States
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