Public health emergencies can happen at any time and can range from pandemic flu to bio-terrorism attacks. These events can be detrimental to organizations and their operations if organizations don’t have a plan in place to protect their employees. This course will increase knowledge of the Push Partner Program and Closed Point of Dispensing (POD's) sites.
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the Push Partner Program.
- Discuss benefits to their organizations for using a Push Partner Program.
- Demonstrate training and education models to implement a Push Partner Program using the Tulsa Health Department Push Partner Program as a guide.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
Samantha Hood is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Tulsa Health Department’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Program. Among other duties such as maintaining MOUs with community partners and ensuring security measures are met at open POD sites, Samantha is responsible for recruiting, training, and exercising organizations who will dispense medical countermeasures to their employees during a public health emergency. Samantha obtained her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Northeastern State University and is pursuing her master’s in Health and Human Services Administration from the University of Oklahoma. With a background in emergency medical dispatching and working as a healthcare unit coordinator, she is very familiar with the components of the medical field and emergencies and how they work together in the public health sector.
AAOHN Education Partner:
University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering
There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar, recorded on July 18, 2019.