Below are links to online videos, trainings and games that can be used to further your knowledge about Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) and how to run a Point of Dispensing (POD).
This free online training is housed at the University of Minnesota. You will need to register in order to take this one hour course.
The POD Game - A great way to get a feel for what it may be like to work in a POD.
Note: The examples provide a generic idea of a POD in a fun, learning format.
Advanced POD/Mass Prophylaxis planning tools and training
A good video with a detailed overview of the requirements for
labeling medications given at PODs. Length: 2.5 minutes.
This free, online course is one of many trainings offered at the CDCs Emergency Preparedness and Response Training/Education page. Developed by the Food & Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease
Control & Prevention.
Mass Antibiotic Dispensing (MAD) Trainings:
An interactive and engaging training experience! Through a collection of presentations, group activities, and supporting materials, this course will promote ideas, discussion and learning about operating mass medical-countermeasure dispensing sites in a public health emergency.
Intended Audience: Public and Push Partner POD managers, staff & partners involved in mass medical countermeasure dispensing in the seven county Portland metropolitan region of: Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah,Skamania, Washington and Yamhill.
For Information about upcoming MAD trainings: PPR@CRINorthwest.org
Incident Command Structure (ICS) Classes
The ICS is the system that all Emergency Response organizations, including your City/County, function under in an emergency. If you are involved in emergency response for your organization it is helpful to understand the basics of ICS.
If you have a new training for this page, please send us an email. We would love to add them so others can benefit from your experience.