Recommended Infrastructure Standards for Mass Antibiotic Dispensing
Since 2001, the U.S. government has spent more than $7 billion to enhance state and local preparedness for bioterrorism attacks, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other large-scale public health emergencies. A central component of this effort involves the ability to dispense antibiotics and other life-saving medical countermeasures to large populations under short timelines. This report presents recommended standards for points of dispensing (or PODs), locations where the public would receive life-saving antibiotics or other medical countermeasures during a large-scale public health emergency. The standards, which are designed to apply to widely divergent jurisdictions, rely on expert panel evaluations, current POD planning practices, and computer-modeled scenarios.
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- Pages: 131
- Document Number: TR-553-DHHS
- Year: 2008
- Series: Technical Reports
Approach to Standards Development
Recommended Standards on the Number and Location of PODs
Recommended Standards for Internal POD Operations
Recommended Standards for POD Staffing
Recommended Standards on POD Security
Instrument for Data Collection from CRI Sites
List of Panelists
Location Modeling and Analysis
Modeling and Analysis of POD Operations and Staffing
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