Medical Countermeasures: POD Planning, and Response (MGT-319) (04-11-0319) - 002

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Brief Description
This is for health officials to coordinate plans for mass distribution of medical countermeasures
Full Description
This course is a guide for local health officials and their partners to   coordinate plans to provide mass distribution of medical countermeasures in response to a large-scale public health incident. This course focuses on planning considerations, recommendation to achieve the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) 48-hour standard for Mass Prophylaxis, and the local community’s Mass Prophylaxis and Point of Dispensing (POD) site preparedness. The course material is applicable to pandemic influenza, bio-terrorism, and other public health emergencies

Course Objectives:
-Discuss the roles and responsibilities for local, state, and federal levels across a broad range of
complex preparedness challenges related to medical countermeasures
-Identify the different POD models and standards for selecting POD locations
-Apply the POD command structure for initial planning, execution, and demobilization of a
jurisdictional response in POD operations
-Demonstrate the essential functions of POD setup and operations
-Identify the planning and training needs to operate a POD site
-Discuss the concerns of the community jurisdictional medical countermeasures plan

You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not please let us know by email for further instruction at OEM.TRAINING@DHSES.NY.GOV

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at:

Any and all other prerequisite requirements will be managed by the consortium provider. If any additional prerequisites are required as part of the enrollment process the consortium partner will contact you directly prior to the course.

Target Audience:
-Law Enforcement
-Hospital Personnel, physicians, and nurses
-Mental Health
-Public Health Services
-Public Works
-Emergency Management
-Tribal, county, state and federal medical
-Private Industry
-School Personnel
-Volunteer Organizations
-Medical Reserve Corps

There is no fee for the course. Other cost considerations are detailed in each LMS course offering

Participants, who actively participate, attend all course contact hours and pass a written test will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course.

Training Dates
11/15/2023 - 11/16/2023
Do you require reasonable accommodations in order to attend this course (if you select yes then you will be contacted by our office before the first day of class to discuss further).
Are you a United States citizen?
Registration Dates
07/03/2023 - 10/25/2023
Available Seats
The maximum capacity for this class has been reached. Your request can be added to the waitlist. Additional seats may become available for future enrollment.
16h 0m
None Specified
Training Location
41 - Queens County
NYPD CTD Fort Tilden
415 State Road
Rockaway Point, NY  11697
Resources Required
Participants enrolled in an in-person, classroom-based course delivery will need access to a laptop or mobile device/tablet during the class session to complete course testing and evaluations electronically.
Reporting Instructions
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dress is business casual.  
Signup Details
No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the students responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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