Advanced Practice Toolkits for Emergency Preparedness


New resources for medical countermeasure planners:
CDC’s Division of Strategic National Stockpile hosts SNS SharePoint LIVE Chat on 3/15/12. Join the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) for the first ever SNS SharePoint LIVE chat, scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2012, from 2- 3 p.m. (EST). This chat will take place in the “collaboration between states” thread in the SNS SharePoint general discussion forum. The session will be facilitated by John Peterson, DSNS field assignee in Massachusetts, with the purpose of exploring how project areas can collaborate on stockpile-related issues, products, or ideas to develop creative regional solutions to benefit all. 

SNS SharePoint access is required to participate. To request SNS SharePoint access, visit .

The Six Most Memorable SNS Lessons You Will Ever Learn:
Enjoy six fast-paced sharing videos where you will be intrigued by the content of the presentations and the format. Six SNS planning professionals engage the audience through an Ignite format of rapid delivery of important SNS promising practices and lessons learned. Based on the Ignite and Pecha Kucha formats often used by the technology community to share ideas and pitches, the presenter in each five minute video references 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds to get their message across. The atmosphere is high-energy, entertaining, and informative.

NACCHO APC Tools for medical countermeasure planning:
Visit the NACCHO APC website for additional tools to support your medical countermeasure planning. Products cover such topics as pharmacy engagement, POD operations, just-in-time training, closed POD outreach, and others. Be sure to view Public Health – Seattle & King County’s toolkit on Developing Effective and Sustainable Medication Dispensing Strategies, which shows local health departments to show how Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements can be developed for emergency events.

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