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.
TopicsResponse to terrorist Strike+Potential epdemic or pandemic events+High contagious disease and H7N9, H3N2+Resource capability accessibility and sustainment+Stategic 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, bioterrorism and epidemic preparedness. Participants also receive a mass prophylaxis planning "tool box."
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)
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsGSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact (866) 878-8900
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement this course is provided at no cost to your jurisdiction. The 2-day (16 hour) course is aimed at providing pertinent information to all first responders and receivers that could be involved in the response to a CBRNE event.
Requesting course delivery dates
Course delivery dates are at the discretion of the requesting agents or jurisdiction and must be consecutive.
- An interested jurisdiction/agency contacts their respective State Administrative Agency Training Point of Contact (SAA TPOC) to request a National Training and Education Division (NTED) instructor-led course.
- It is then at the SAA TPOC's discretion to approve or not approve the training request.
- If the SAA TPOC agrees to the training request he/she contacts the training partner directly with information about the specific course to schedule, the number of participants interested in attending the course, and a listing of preferred dates.