Emergency Preparedness Program
The Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) of the Nevada County Public Health Department coordinates, plans for and has the capability to respond to a variety of emergencies, public health or otherwise.
In the event of a public health emergency, the EPP will respond quickly with the appropriate and best resources available. If additional medical supplies or pharmaceuticals are required to protect residents of Nevada County during response efforts, Medical Countermeasures (MCM) will be requested via the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) or other state caches and utilized to protect and care for residents.
Warehouses and Points of Dispensing
Warehouses and Points of Dispensing (POD) are critical to implement response efforts. Disaster Service Workers (DSW) and other healthcare professionals are trained to receive, process, and distribute material to the public via a variety of mechanisms including PODs. Training consists of a variety of methods including videos via YouTube (via Orange County Health Care Agency Disaster Management), website based, just in time trainings, and/or in person trainings.
What you can do to prepare
To prepare for participating in a receiving/distribution warehouse or POD watch and review the video segments
produced by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Visit our Public Health RSS Warehouse Training
to gain insight on how a RSS warehouse will operate during a public health emergency. This course covers the basics of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) program as well as other information that individuals working at a RSS would need to know - specifically warehousing medical supplies and pharmaceuticals during an emergency.
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This training is open to Hospital Staff, Licensed Healthcare Providers, Public Health & Behavioral Health Staff only. To register click below on the registration form, complete information, print and fax to the number at the bottom of the form.
Pediatric Disaster Response Registration Form
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