Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response

MGT319 – 16.00 Hours


Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
06/04/24 – 06/05/24 Lincoln, NE FP MGT319 561 Register
06/05/24 – 06/06/24 Hammond, LA FP MGT319 568 Register
06/10/24 – 06/11/24 Brighton, CO FP MGT319 569 Register
06/12/24 – 06/13/24 Jackson, MI FP MGT319 565 Register
06/20/24 – 06/21/24 Oak Park, IL FP MGT319 571 Register
07/10/24 – 07/11/24 Springfield, IL FP MGT319 573 Register
07/16/24 – 07/17/24 Woodland, CA FP MGT319 577 Register
07/24/24 – 07/25/24 Machias, ME FP MGT319 587 Register
07/30/24 – 07/31/24 Knoxville, TN FP MGT319 564 Register
08/06/24 – 08/07/24 Richmond, TX FP MGT319 574 Register
08/12/24 – 08/13/24 Estherville, IA FP MGT319 575 Register
08/19/24 – 08/20/24 Bridgeport, WV FP MGT319 585 Register
08/22/24 – 08/23/24 Charleston, WV FP MGT319 586 Register
09/04/24 – 09/05/24 Clinton Township, MI FP MGT319 576 Register
09/11/24 – 09/12/24 Memphis, TN FP MGT319 579 Register
09/24/24 – 09/25/24 Artesia, NM FP MGT319 581 Register
10/16/24 – 10/17/24 Cookeville, TN FP MGT319 572 Register
10/22/24 – 10/23/24 Washington, PA FP MGT319 584 Register
11/13/24 – 11/14/24 Knoxville, IA FP MGT319 588 Register
12/03/24 – 12/04/24 Olympia, WA FP MGT319 593 Register
12/17/24 – 12/18/24 Prestonsburg, KY FP MGT319 591 Register
02/05/25 – 02/06/25 Nashville, TN FP MGT319 578 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Internet-Basic Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Concepts for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events (AWR-111-W)

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities for local, state, and federal levels across a broad range of complex preparedness challenges related to medical countermeasures.
  • Identify the different POD models and standards for selecting POD locations.
  • Apply the POD command structure for initial planning, execution, and demobilization of a jurisdictional response in POD operations.
  • Demonstrate the essential functions of POD setup and operations.
  • Identify the planning and training needs to operate a POD site.
  • Discuss the concerns of the community jurisdictional medical countermeasures plan.

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
  • Medical Reserve Corps

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Other Information

DHS/FEMA information

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.

Continuing Education Credits

ENA continuing education credit is approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

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.

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo
  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900