Emergency Preparedness: The Role of the Pharmacist

Public Health Preparedness Basics
Online Course
2 hours
University of Alabama
South Central PERLC

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This course will define what a public health emergency is and familiarize pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the basic components of public health emergency preparedness and the role pharmacists play in disaster events. This course will cover basic policies and directives related to public health emergencies and review the federal and state resources available, with a specific look at the organizations involved in responding to a public health event in Mississippi. Finally, an overview of the Category A biological agents and their treatment algorithms will be addressed

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the planning and preparedness structure for health emergencies
  • Review emergency preparedness activities
  • Cite examples of a pharmacist's role in response to health emergencies
PHEP Capabilities: 
Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
Medical Countermeasure Dispensing