Lesson 2: The POD Manual
What's In The POD Manual?
These are the Maps of the layout for the POD which were referred to in the first POD class. If you and your Command staff members decide to change anything on the layout, it is important that you make a note of it so that new staff members coming into the POD will be informed of the change during their “Just-In-Time” training.
Medication Information Sheets
These are produced by either a drug manufacturer, the Center for Disease Control, or the California Department of Public Health. We currently have information for most medications that will be given at a POD translated into 48 different languages. NOTE: You may only be provided with mass copies of English and Spanish. If you need another language check the POD Manual and make a Photocopy for the patient.
Job Action Sheets
These are tri-fold brochures that give a staff member a general idea of what he or she is supposed to do. As certain jobs will change depending on the biological agent and POD location, many staff members will have a short situation-specific addendum to their Job Action Sheet which will provide more detail.
For Medical staff on site there will be treatment algorithms, medication interaction information, and pediatric information. ONLY MEDICAL STAFF WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THESE ITEMS!
Instructions specific to each job will be provided.
Managers are provided with a blank worksheet for scheduling staff lunches, breaks, and shift changes.
These are mainly the staff sign-in and sign-out sheets. These track the staff when they are on site since the County is the responsible party for their safety. All Incident Command System (ICS) forms that are to be used at the POD will also be provided. Staff forms which are required include the sign-in and sign-out sheets and the incident form which is to be filled out if someone is injured on the site.
These are anything that the patient needs to write on, or sign. They always need to be collected from the patient before they leave the POD. All patient forms will be given back to the Health Department for tracking purposes.