Public Health Emergency Preparedness – Point of Dispensing Training – Students Urgently NeededOpportunity Type: Public Health, Workforce Development
Location: Portland, ME
Opening Date: September 27, 2017
Closing Date: October 04, 2017
Contact Email: email@example.com
Interested in Public Health Emergency Preparedness?
This Fall the University of New England Center for Excellence in Health Innovation is partnering with UNE colleges, including the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, and several area public health agencies to provide a Point of Dispensing (POD) public health emergency preparedness training for students to learn about public health. The POD exercise is a test to activate Maine’s strategic national stockpile to simulate a bioterrorism response. We are recruiting student volunteers from public health, nursing (BSN/ABSN), pharmacy, and medicine students to staff each event. Student volunteers staffing the event will work alongside the Maine CDC, Portland Public Health, Cities Readiness Initiative, and the Maine Medical Reserve Corp to dispense “mock” medication and administer flu vaccines as part of the simulated scenario.
The exercise will be held in Innovation Hall on the Portland campus located at 716 Stevens Avenue on October 27th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. There are two shifts for students to participate:
Shift 1: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Shift 2: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Or, if you prefer, you can participate in the entire exercise.
If you are interested in participating please contact Ian Imbert, MPH, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
(207) 221-4625 by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.