Wondering how Public Health makes plans and prepares for emergencies? This video is a great introduction.
Resources to assist planners and POD staff better understand the different elements of a medical countermeasures response.
DISPENSING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
How to Crush Doxycycline. For parents of young children and for anyone who cannot swallow pills. Note: These instructions should ONLY be used during an anthrax emergency and ONLY with the doxycycline tablets that health officials provide.
Labeling Requirements. Provides detailed overview of the requirements for labeling medications given at PODs.
Dispense Assist Training
These videos will assist planners and dispensers with understanding how to use Dispense Assist, an online medication screening tool made available by your local health department. More information can be found at www.dispenseassist.net.
Working in a POD
Join us for 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 medical countermeasure dispensing sites in a public health emergency.
- Intended Audience: Public and Push Partner POD managers, staff and partners involved in medical countermeasure dispensing in the Portland metropolitan region of: Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah, Skamania, Washington and Yamhill Counties.
- Request Training: Contact us to find out when the next training will be offered. If you have at least 15 people at your agency to train, we can schedule a training just for you!
Resources to prepare yourself, your family and your community.
Portland Bureau of Emergency Management has an excellent series of preparedness videos for their volunteers. Below are a few favorites, or check out all 17 videos in the series.
Assembling an Emergency Preparedness Kit
Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Elements of an Emergency Plan
Preparing Pets for Emergency
Emergency Sanitation and Hygiene
How to Prepare for an Emergency
Flood, Tornado and Windstorm Awareness