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Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response MGT-319 – 16.00 Hours

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm



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.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • Response to terrorist Strike
  • Potential epidemic or pandemic events
  • High contagious disease and H7N9, H3N2
  • Resource capability accessibility and sustainment
  • Strategic National Stockpile
  • 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 Dispensing site preparedness. The Course material is applicable to pandemic influenza, bio-terrorism and epidemic preparedness. Participants also receive a mass prophylaxis planning “tool box.”

Suggested Audience

Disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Hospital personnel, physicians, and nurses
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health Services
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Emergency Management Organizations
  • Tribal, county, state, and federal medical
  • Private Industry
  • School Personnel
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Dispatchers



March 3 @ 8:00 am
March 4 @ 5:00 pm


CentraCare Health – South Pointe – Todd Steinke Auditorium
3301 Clearwater Road
Saint Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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