Track 2: Enhancing Use of Medical Countermeasures and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
Part A: How Wayne County (MI) Is Using Closed PODs for Mass Prophylaxis of First Responders and Long-Term Care Facilities
Leaders of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness unit from Wayne County, Michigan will share how they developed their Closed POD plans to meet their need to prophylax first responders and vulnerable populations.
Part B: POD Struggles: Enhancing Point of Dispensing Planning by Integrating Best Practices and Web-Based Tools into Your Medical Countermeasures Program
This portion will explore key POD struggles Fort Bend County’s Medical Countermeasures Program has faced and detail best practices and web-based tools that solved these problems. The presenter will discuss how they approached emerging issues in inventory management, first responder PODs, pharmacy and POD partner engagement, and regional challenges.