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Introduction to the Strategic National Stockpile

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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

Speakers: 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.

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