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Pod Essentials Course (PHPR-004)

Learners will walk away from this highly interactive, five-module course better equipped to work in a point of dispensing (POD) site during a local public health emergency. Participants will secure pertinent information about POD activation and command structure, POD roles, and strategies for managing emotional reactions while assisting with the response.

This introductory-level course helps learners understand the background, process, and events leading up to POD activation, while motivating and preparing them to serve in a specific response role. Presentations, follow-along workbooks for students, small and large group discussions, and interactive, skill-building games engage learners throughout the course.

Each of the five lessons serves a distinct purpose to collectively meet the needs of local audiences and responses:

  1. Point of Dispensing Sites Overview provides context for the potential roles learners may have in dispensing medical countermeasures (MCM) to their communities through PODs
  2. Point of Dispensing Site Functions and Roles introduces POD operations, including the main functions, management structure, and staff roles
  3. Greeting and Triage familiarizes learners with greeting and triage activities associated with POD operations
  4. Screening and Dispensing provides hands-on experience by simulating screening client forms and dispensing medication to clients
  5. Responder Wellness equips learners with practical tools and resources to mitigate personal health and safety risks and manage emotional reactions of both workers and clients
Date(s)  Wed. May 15, 2019 7:45-AM-4:00 PM 
Location Guilford Technical Community College - Cameron Campus
7908 Leabourne Rd, Colfax NC 27235 
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Building/Room Room 132 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By NC Public Health Preparedness & Response 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length  
Course Hours
Target Audience Preparedness Coordinators 
Maximum Participants 32
# Open Seats 32
# on Wait List 0

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