Track 2: Enhancing Use of Medical Countermeasures and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
Part A: New Approaches to Points of Dispensing: Utilizing Nursing Students to Strengthen Medical Countermeasure Preparedness
This session describes the process utilized to establish a Closed POD at Saint Louis University; discusses collaboration with nursing faculty; and discusses how to implement similar training with students at other institutions. Participants will leave with valuable information to implement this collaborative process within their community.
Part B: Connecting the Dots: Strengthening Partnerships with Local Academia through Exercising Continuity of Operations and MCM Dispensing Plans
THD conducted a POD Operations TTX at OSU-Tulsa, a POD site in Tulsa which serves a significant FAN population. This helped THD, OSU, and other partners understand and strengthen their roles in an incident. These partnerships were tested during a vaccine dispensing event using the POD model the same year.