Points of Dispensing (PODs) are community locations in which state and local agencies dispense medical countermeasures, such as vaccines, to prevent, mitigate, or treat adverse health effects of an international, accidental, or naturally occurring public health emergency. (CDC)
In this training, learners will be introduced to the non-clinical staff roles generally required to operate an Open POD. The specific functions of the Greeter, Flow Controller, Registration Assistant, Educator, Observer, and Support Station roles will be reviewed in detail.
By the end of this training module, learners will be able to:
- Describe Points of Dispensing (PODs)
- Identify Key Staff Roles & Functions of the POD
- Describe the basic flow of a POD operation
- Describe the use of CDMS for patient registration