A model "go-kit" for use at strategic national stockpile points of dispensing

Larissa S May, Timothy Cote, Bernard Hardeman, Gabriela R. Gonzalez, Sherry B. Adams, Roderick K. Blair, Gregg Pane

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Abstract

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a national repository of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies forseeably needed during a medical disaster. In the event of SNS deployment, state and local public health authorities must be prepared to receive, distribute, and dispense the materials. We propose a cache of supplies, termed the "POD go-kit," prepared in advance and locally available prior to the establishment of Points of Dispensing (POD) for SNS material. Characteristics of the preassembled go-kit are its multiplicity of use, ease of storage and transportation, minimal redundancy with SNS material, and packaging in a manner consistent with POD function. The POD go-kit is assembled into 4 separate "subkits": administrative supplies, patient routing supplies, dispensing supplies, and POD staff protection supplies. Incorporating existing practices from the SNS Listserv, this article itemizes the contents of the POD go-kit and its subkits and provides a rationale for its packaging. The Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) has not certified the proposed "POD go-kit" as a standardized POD go-kit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-30
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Public Health Management and Practice
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bioterrorism
  • Disaster planning
  • Emergency preparedness
  • National Pharmaceutical Stockpile
  • Public health
  • Strategic National Stockpile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy

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    May, L. S., Cote, T., Hardeman, B., Gonzalez, G. R., Adams, S. B., Blair, R. K., & Pane, G. (2007). A model "go-kit" for use at strategic national stockpile points of dispensing. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 13(1), 23-30.