Integrating Infection Prevention and Control Science into POD-based Planning
The primary goal of this course is to increase awareness and integration of infection prevention and control (IPC) principles and environmental health and exposure sciences into rapid dispensing operations of any available medical countermeasure (including vaccines) to the population in need.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Understand how Point of Dispensing (POD) strategies of medical countermeasures (MCM) are operationalized during public health emergencies
- Understand the various considerations of choosing POD sites and carrying out operations
- Understand the POD support functions
- Understand how POD exposure and safety allow for the continuity of safe POD operations
- Understand how to effectively manage countermeasures
Stephen Murphy, Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen Murphy is currently an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine where he also serves as the Program Director of the MPH in Disaster Management.
He serves as Co-PI for the Region VI South Central Public Health Training Center (R6SCPHTC), where he leverages his 15 years of public health and emergency preparedness practice, which includes medical countermeasure dispensing planning, to strengthen workforce development and continuing education strategies and content.
Dr. Murphy’s research interests are primarily at the intersection of public health, national health security, and emergency preparedness and include infection prevention and control. He is formally trained in environmental health and exposure science and received his PhD and MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. He also holds an MBA in Health Systems Management from Mercer University and a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
- 1.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Integrating Infection Prevention and Control Science into POD-based Planning
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