These tools have been vetted and approved by Public Health Officials in the Portland Metro Region.
START HERE: Overview of POD Flow
The English versions of the forms and tools within the tabs below are also attached to this PDF that describes the basic tasks completed at each station in a POD. You can open each attachment by clicking the red boxes on the pdf.
Greeters welcome people to the POD, give screening forms to those who need them, and send those with Dispense Assist Vouchers directly to the Dispensing Station.
Dispense Assist is an online screening tool that can be used with or instead of using the handwritten screening form. People go to the Dispense Assist website from their computer or smart device before coming to the POD, fill out the form and print a Voucher that indicates which medication they can take.
A small number of people may receive a Voucher that indicates that they can not take either medication available at the PODs. These Vouchers will have an "X" in the upper left corner. The person who received the "X" voucher will need to complete a handwritten screening form.
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Just-in-Time Training For Greeters
Dispensers use the Dispenser Tool to figure out which medication each person should receive. Dispensers also identify those with more complicated medical issues who need to go to the Consult Station.
- Pill Crushing Instructions (single page) / In Spanish
- Pill Crushing Instructions (pamphlet) / In Spanish
- Pill Crushing Instructional Video
- Anthrax Info Sheets:
Just-in-Time Training For Dispensers
People working at the Consult Station use the Consultation Screening Tool and Consult Screening Algorithm to determine if the people sent by dispensing can safely take one of the medications offered at the POD. Consult staff also provide letters of referral for people to see their doctor after leaving the POD.