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Mass Antibiotic Dispensing: Streamlining POD Design and Operations (Webcast)


In light of new information on bioterrorism, particularly Anthrax, we now know that communities of all sizes must work the goal of providing prophylaxis for the total population in 48 hours (for Anthrax). State and local planners must find new ways to increase the number of patients seen in shorter periods of time and yet we must adhere to certain standards of medical care. Streamlining POD operations is the key to exceeding predetermined patient per hour goals.

Goal: To introduce participants to methods of setting up and operating Points of Dispensing (PODs) to achieve maximum effectiveness.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

*List the goals of a mass antibiotic prophylaxis POD.

*Know methods to achieve POD effectiveness and efficiency.

*Identify three ways to increase Patients per Hour (PPH).

*Define "Balancing the Line."

*Determine a method for evaluating progress.

Available as an archived Webcast or on Video.


Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


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