Volunteer POD Training - June 8, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
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DuPage County POD Training
The DuPage County Health Department is hosting a Point of Dispensing (POD) training.
If and when a public health catastrophic event should occur, the delivery of vaccines, medications, and antidotes to our local population is a critical life-saving measure. Points of Dispensing are locations throughout the County which could be used to distribute medications in the event of a public health emergency.
The DuPage County Health Department has developed this series of hands-on classes to teach volunteers how to assist in POD functions. This training will familiarize volunteers with the overall operations of a mass dispensing clinic.
Please register above with all required information to receive your certificate after the training.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Registration begins at 8:00am
Training from 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Jack T. Knuepfer Building Auditorium
421 County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187
Dress in comfortable attire.
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DuPage County Health Department Office of Risk and Emergency Management
Emergency Preparedness is of critical importance to the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) as it encompasses many of our daily (standard) public health operations, and directly impacts our responsibilities and mission in dealing with incidents and disasters. All full-time and part-time employees are trained in emergency protocols. Employees have been assigned to various strike teams. These strike teams provide assistance to the agency during actual emergency operations. DCHD is an All-Hazard organization and is responsible for assisting DuPage County during emergency preparedness, prevention, protection, response, and recover operations.
The Health Department's planning initiatives are compliant with NIMS (National Incident Management System); the Homeland Security and Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). The agency readily participates in the multi-year exercise and training program. The agency participated in the Technical Assistance Review (TAR) performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2008 and 2009 and earned a score of 92% and 100% respectively. The Health Department was the only and the first county in the state of Illinois to receive a perfect score. In July 2011, the Health Department once again achieved a 100% score