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POD Preparedness & Planning Training

  • La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave Durango, CO USA (map)

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.

The first day of training focuses on the community plan and how to achieve CDC’s 48-hour standard for mass prophylaxis. The second day of training focuses on Point of Dispensation site preparedness. The course material is applicable to pandemic influenza, bioterrorism and epidemic preparedness. Participants also receive a mass prophylaxis planning “tool box.”
• Response to a Terrorist Strike
• Potential Epidemic or Pandemic Events
• High Contagious Disease and H7n9, H3n2
• Resource Capability, Accessibility, and Sustainment
• Strategic National Stockpile

FEMA / SID Number Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:

• Emergency Medical Services Concepts for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events (AWR-111-W)
• Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders (AWR-160-W)
• Medical Management of CBRNE Events (PER211)

Course Length: Two Days (16 hours)

Registration: Course # 1081152

Earlier Event: February 26
Crisis Standards of Care Tabletop Exercise
Later Event: April 18
SWCHCC General Meeting