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

MCPOD MGT-319 16 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Emergency Management; Emergency Medical Services; Fire Service; Governmental Administrative; Hazardous Material; Law Enforcement; Health Care; Public Health; Public Safety Communications; Public Works; Agriculture; Information Technology; Citizen/Community Volunteer


The Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing, Planning and Response course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning, training and responding to a Medical Countermeasure (MCM) response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations. This course is approved and accredited for national continuing education hours from: Emergency Nurses Association (14.75 hours) and the America Academy of Family Physicians (15.50 hours).

Course Offerings

No in-person offerings are currently scheduled.