Introduction to the Strategic National Stockpile
Course Title: Introduction to the Strategic National Stockpile
Course Duration: 60 minutes
Course Description: The CDC Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a national repository of medicine and medical supplies,such as antibiotics,chemical antidotes,antitoxins,life-support medications,and IV administration equipment. The medicine and medical supplies are stockpiled to protect the American public if a public health emergency occurs. This webinar will discuss the mission,capabilities,and operational concepts of the SNS and the different roles governments play in a large-scale public health emergency response.
Audience: This basic-level webinar is intended for public health and clinical laboratory supervisors,scientists,technicians, and other individuals involved in laboratory emergency preparedness activities.
Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe Strategic National Stockpile mission and response methods
- Describe Strategic National Stockpile specific roles in a public health emergency response
Tom Jackson, BS, MBA and Barbara Cooper, BS, MSPH
Response Branch,Division of Strategic National Stockpile
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Atlanta,GA
Course Credits: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. This program is approved for 1.0 hour of P.A.C.E. ® credit.
This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hour in the category of Supervision/Administration,Quality Control/Quality Assurance,and Safety for Florida Laboratory Licensees.