This learning module was designed by faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. According to the web site:
"This training is designed to provide an overview of the general operations of mass dispensing sites and serves as an orientation for individuals who may be asked to work in those sites during an emergency. It is intended to complement just in time training provided on site at the time of deployment. Volunteers including MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members and others including public health staff may find this training beneficial."
"Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion of the training, including pre-test, post-test and evaluation.
Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to describe:
The important role that volunteers will play in a large public health emergency.Key issues that volunteers should understand in advance of an emergency and where additional information on these issues can be found.Why mass dispensing is a national priority for planning, training, and exercises.How the federal Strategic National Stockpile, or SNS, fits into overall public health emergency response.Challenges to operating mass dispensing sites.Basic site design and patient flow in a mass dispensing site.The types of positions that must be staffed for effective operation.The command structure used to manage sites."
NOTE: This link is to the UM online free courses. They are listed in alphabetical order. One must register by providing an email address and password. Then one can enroll.