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					                        Training Resources for EDS staff

The following two courses are required to be taken by all staff working within an
Emergency Dispensing Site (EDS) in order for the entity to comply with the standards
of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction
For further information and to access this course, please click the following link:
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is700.asp

IS 700 - This online course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to
complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components, and benefits of NIMS. The
course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an opportunity to complete
some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so that
you can use them after you complete the course.

IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), I-100
For further information and to access this course, please click the following link:
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is100.asp

ICS 100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System, which provides the foundation
for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, principles, and
organizational structure of ICS. It also explains the relationship between ICS and NIMS.


The following are additional courses that may be taken to gain a further understanding
of ICS and may be required depending upon your role within the EDS.

IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
For further information and to access this course, please click the following link:
http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is200.asp

ICS 200 - Designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event
within the Incident Command System. ICS-200 provides training on and resources for
personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

Incident Command System 300 (ICS-300)
For further information and to access this course, please click the following link:
https://training.mema.state.ma.us/Mema/mmFrontPage.do

ICS 300 - Incident Command for Mid-Level Management is a 3-day intermediate course
which is designed for supervisory and management level personnel. The audience for this
is identified in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8, and any other agency that
may be involved in major support for incident management. Intermediate ICS expands on
Basic ICS. It provides more description, and detail of the organization and operation of
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ICS, management of resources. It describes the duties of all positions including Air
Operations. ICS-300 is a NIMS compliant course. Prerequisite: ICS-200

The following are additional courses that are available to provide more specific
information about certain roles and responsibilities and functions within an EDS.

Bioterrorism Agent Presentation
For further information, please click the following link:
http://www.masslocalinstitute.org/courseDetails.aspx?dateId=382&courseId=175

The presentation on bioterrorism agents will include a general overview of the Category
A agents, including anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia, and viral hemorrhagic
fevers. The overview will cover the characteristics of each agent, clinical description,
reservoir, transmission, incubation period, infectious period, and general epidemiological
features, such as the distribution or incidence in populations. The presentation will
provide information regarding the reporting requirements and laboratory services
available for confirmation. It will also identify the specific infection control measures for
each agent, including the applicable isolation and quarantine requirements to contain
person-to-person spread. The presentation will also identify the supporting role of the
Massachusetts Department of Public Health in outbreak management. Educational
materials, such as relevant fact sheets for each agent, will be distributed.

Behavioral Health Response Courses
For further information, please click the following link:
http://www.masslocalinstitute.org/pages.aspx?p=22&c=12

There are several courses relative to Behavioral Health Response during emergencies that
are available through the Local Public Health Institute. These courses include:
Behavioral Health Disaster Response Part 1: Overview and Basics of Psychological First
Aid; Behavioral Health Disaster Response Part 2: Effective Communication in
Emergency Settings and Behavioral Health Disaster Response: Overview

EDS 1: The Mechanics of an EDS & EDS 2: Facilitating Clients through and
EDS
Offered through the MA Dept. of Public Health and the Cambridge Advanced Practice
Center for Emergency Preparedness. Please contact your Regional Health Educator for
further information and to schedule a course.

EDS 1: The Mechanics of an EDS, and EDS 2: Facilitating Clients through an EDS, are
complementary trainings that teach participants (e.g., Medical Reserve Corps Volunteers)
how to use job action sheets, work within the chain of command, trouble-shoot bottle
necks, and identify client barriers to service. Developed and evaluated by the Cambridge
Advanced Practice Center for Emergency Preparedness, the Massachusetts Department of
Public Health, and Access Umbrella Inc., these trainings are interactive experiences that
build knowledge and skills through team work and group problem solving.
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Just in Time EDS video
For further information and to access the video, please click the following link:
http://www.wmmrc.org/video/index.asp

This video was created by the 4 Counties in Western, MA and provides and overview of
what an EDS is and some of the planning elements that are included such as the purpose
of an EDS; EDS staff; EDS challenges; components of the plan; the Incident Command
System (ICS); staffing and job descriptions; security; force protection, Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety protocols.

Mass Antibiotic Dispensing: A Primer
For further information and to access the webcast, please click the following link:
http://www2.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/antibiotic/default.asp

SNS planners are charged with planning for the arrival of the supplies to augment local
and state resources. Key to the arrival of SNS medications and supplies is planning for
mass antibiotic dispensing. The overarching goal of a dispensing operation is to decrease
the pool of people exposed or presenting during an event. This satellite broadcast will
provide SNS planners with an overview of the critical aspects of a mass dispensing
operation. The presenters will discuss policy and operational issues that need to be
wrestled with, resolved, and planned for, prior to an event.

Mass Antibiotic Dispensing-Managing Volunteer Staffing
For further information and to access the webcast, please click the following link:
http://www2.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/antibiotic2/default.asp

A key element to the success of dispensing SNS medications and supplies is the role of
volunteers. This archived webcast will highlight the essential elements of an effective
volunteer program. Panel members will identify challenges in recruiting, managing and
maintaining volunteer staffing, as well as determine appropriate solutions to many
common problems associated with state and local volunteer program.

Mass Antibiotic Dispensing: Streamlining POD Design and Operations
For further information and to access the webcast, please click the following link:
http://www2.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/antibiotic3/default.asp

In light of new information on bioterrorism, particularly Anthrax, we now know that
communities of all sizes must work the goal of providing prophylaxis for the total
population in 48 hours (for Anthrax). State and local planners must find new ways to
increase the number of patients seen in shorter periods of time and yet we must adhere to
certain standards of medical care. Streamlining POD operations is the key to exceeding
predetermined patient per hour goals.




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Mass Antibiotic Dispensing: Using Public Information to Enhance POD
Flow
For further information and to access the webcast, please click the following link:
http://www2.cdc.gov/phtn/webcast/antibiotic4/default.asp

This archived webcast will highlight the importance of public information and patient
education as it relates to throughput at the Points of Dispensing (PODs). The right
messages, sent at the right time, to the right audiences will both prepare and mobilize the
public to come to the PODs. A well informed public is most likely to react to the incident
in a more orderly manner. Public Information and Communication (PIC) programs can
make a long line more bearable, should give volunteers the answers to possible questions,
and will speak to the needs of the community. Viewers will examine messages, methods,
and materials important to a PIC program including media relations, patient education,
and signage.

Mass Dispensing Clinic Presentation
For further information, please click the following link:
http://www.masslocalinstitute.org/courseDetails.aspx?dateId=384&courseId=177

The presentation will include a general overview of Mass Dispensing Clinics. The
overview will outline the various types of Mass Dispensing Clinics, their potential use, as
well as examples of previously planned and operated clinics. The presentation will
outline the necessary components of a Mass Dispensing Clinic such as potential
locations, staffing, supplies, and auxiliary operational needs. It will focus on assisting
participants in identifying resources within their communities to develop and run a clinic.
The presentation will introduce the components of Basic Incident Command as they
apply to a Mass Dispensing Clinic. Check lists for purpose of Planning and Implementing
a Mass Dispensing Clinic will be handed out to aid with the presentation. Presentation
Credits 2.0 CMEs, 2.0 Nursing Contact Hours and 2 EMT/Paramedic Credit Hours

Mass Dispensing Site: Smallpox Specific Presentation
For further information, please click the following link:
http://www.masslocalinstitute.org/courseDetails.aspx?dateId=385&courseId=178

The presentation will include an outline of the current National and State Smallpox
Preparedness Program. It will outline the history of Smallpox and Smallpox Vaccination.
The program will review the principles of a Mass Dispensing Site and the specific
requirements of such a site with regards to Smallpox Vaccine Administration.
Participants will be instructed on pre and post event screening for Smallpox Vaccine
Administration, how to evaluate a vaccination "take" post vaccination, proper vaccination
site care, and Adverse Events Reporting. The presentation will review and provide hands
on training with regards to Smallpox Vaccine Administration and practice using the
bifurcated needle. Upon completion, qualified participants will be certified in Smallpox
Vaccine Administration by the MDPH. Presentation Credits 2.5 CMEs, 2.5 Nursing
Contact Hours, and 2.5 EMT/Paramedic Credit Hours

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Using the Incident Command System (ICS) in an Emergency Dispensing
Site (EDS) Clinic Presentation
Video/DVD of the presentation “Applying Incident Command System (ICS) to an
Emergency Dispensing Site (EDS) Clinic” is available on the Region 4a-MRC website
and can be access by clicking this link: http://www.region4a-mrc.org/index.php

This presentation provides an overview of how the Incident Command System (ICS) can
be used in an Emergency Dispensing Site (EDS) clinic. It includes a discussion of the key
concepts of the Incident Command System and the ICS management structure. It then
shows how ICS can be used in standing up an EDS clinic and what roles MRC volunteers
might fill in an EDS.

This presentation provides an excellent introduction for more hands-on trainings such as
the EDS 1: Mechanics of an EDS training that will prepare MRC volunteers to work with
public health department staff and other volunteers to support distribution of medication
or vaccine efficiently, expediently and safely during an emergency.




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