|NAME||Introduction to Points of Dispensing (POD)|
|COURSE STARTS||Open Enrollment|
|COURSE ENDS||7 weeks to complete from date of registration|
|LEVEL OF TRAINING||Knowledgeable|
|CEU ELIGIBILITY||Not eligible for CEUs|
This course will familiarize POD workers and public health personnel with the basic purpose, constitution and operations of a Point of Dispensing during a disaster. This course will cover topics such as selecting and designing a site, as well as administration and logistics issues such as supplies, staff roles and training, patient flows, operations and security. Risk communication regarding POD operations will also be discussed in this course. Finally, there will be a short discussion on the closing of a POD.