Open POD Partner Resources

Welcome to the training page for Open POD Partners. We appreciate your interest in becoming an Open POD Partner. This training module has been designed to help you create an Open POD plan as well as activate and deactivate your Open POD.

We have provided training modules and voiced transcripts for each one. We have included resources such as a sample Open POD plan, all necessary paperwork and forms for use in your POD, sample Just in Time training Power Point, Job Action Sheets, as well as planning, activation, and deactivation checklists to give guidance throughout the process.

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  • Define what a Open Pod is and differentiate it from an Closed POD
  • Help you to develop an Open POD plan
  • Provide training to key POD staff and incorporate POD training into current plans
  • Understand the basics of Incident Command
  • Define staff roles and duties at an Open POD
  • Determine supplies needed to operate an Open POD
  • Determine steps to activate and run an Open POD
  • Determine steps to deactivate and tear down an Open POD
  • Provide pertinent forms and paperwork to help facilitate your Open POD
  • Explain how to track inventory of supplies as well as the number of medications or vaccine being administered
  • Determine what information needs to be communicated to your POD staff prior to and during the POD
  • Understand the process of requesting additional supplies

Training Modules

Tab 10 from the SNS Planning Guide can be used as a stand alone written POD Plan.  Please refer to this plan while going through the training modules.

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Important Forms & Resources

  • POD Activation

  • POD Operations