Introduction to POD Operations

Created by Yolo County

A Point of Dispensing (also known as a POD) is a location that the County Health Department can activate in an emergency to distribute medications to the County's entire population. The "Gold Standard" for this task is to distribute medications to the County population in 48 hours.

The Yolo County Health Department has developed this on-line training class for you to familiarize yourself with POD Operations. For a POD to function properly many people will need to be able to work together efficiently. This Class will introduce you to the command structure of a POD, and will answer questions that may arise during your shift at a POD.

To take the class simply click on the Green Take this Class link. When you are completed with a screen click the Next button. If you need to go back to the previous screen click the Back button. At the end of each class is a test. Please fill in your contact information and answers to the test questions. After your test is graded you will receive a certificate of completion via e-mail.