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Strategic National Stockpile Course Listing

Several online courses are offered via CDC TRAIN, a tool which provides access to over 1300 courses developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs, grantees, and other funded partners. Simply create an account and register for TRAIN to access the online courses below.

  • Introduction to Strategic National Stockpile: This webcast is designed to familiarize partners and stakeholders with the Strategic National Stockpile, the nation’s largest supply of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out.
    Course ID# 1071037

  • Strategic National Stockpile Overview: This one-hour course provides background information on the stockpile for all levels of planners, responders, and those involved in medical countermeasure operations.
    Course ID# 1059349

  • Closed Point of Dispensing Considerations: A Stockpile Perspective: This 60 – 90 minute course is for planners and coordinators creating a closed point of dispensing (POD) program for their jurisdiction. The course provides information on benefits and operational concepts for a jurisdiction to better respond to a large-scale public health emergency.
    Course ID# 1055915

  • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications in a Strategic National Stockpile Response: The purpose of this webinar is to provide public health planners with key considerations related to crisis and emergency risk communications and to an emergency medical countermeasure response that will inform, direct, and enhance comprehensive Strategic National Stockpile response plans.
    Course ID# 1076022

  • Extending Expiration Dates of Stockpiled Doxycycline for Anthrax Preparedness: Overview of FDA Guidance for Government Stockpilers: The purpose of this webinar is to provide stakeholders an overview of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) April 17 draft guidance, Extending Expiration Dates of Doxycycline Tablets and Capsules in Strategic Stockpiles: Draft Guidance for Government Public Health and Emergency Response Stakeholders.
    Course ID# 1073481

  • Mass Dispensing Overview: A Stockpile Perspective: This one-hour course introduces state and local planners, responders, and anyone working with medical countermeasure (MCM) dispensing to mass dispensing operational concepts and focuses on large-scale public health emergencies such as a release of anthrax or a novel disease outbreak.
    Course ID# 1054681

  • Navigating the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: This informational webinar includes a discussion on the interconnected nature of the pharmaceutical supply chain and an overview of pharmaceutical supply chain logistics topics, including third-party logistics, just-in-time inventory, and the complexities of forecasting demand and allocation.
    Course ID#: 1068117

  • Partnering with the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: This information webinar will discuss the critical need for partnerships between public health and the private-sector pharmaceutical supply chain. Participants will learn about common obstacles to restoration of services for pharmaceutical supply chain components following a disaster.
    Course ID# 1068159

  • Principles of Pharmaceutical Regulation: This informational webinar will help participants better understand pharmaceutical regulation in the United States, supply chain protection and mitigation programs in place, and regulatory processes related to Strategic National Stockpile products.
    Course ID#: 1068316

  • Receive, Stage and Store (RSS) Warehouse – Floor Marking Video: This short video is a quick learn lesson. It is an accessible reference for responders needing to prepare their warehouse to receive Strategic National Stockpile products during a large-scale public health emergency.
    Course ID#1052978

  • Safe Handling of 12-hour Push-Package Containers in the Stockpile: This 15-minute mobile-enabled video provides a quick-learn reference for those who need to receive stockpile products during a public health event.
    Course ID# 1058297

  • Understanding Drug Shortages: This informational webinar will help participants understand drug shortages, why they occur and current trends. Speakers will also discuss how the Food and Drug Administration and drug manufacturers work to prevent and mitigate drug shortages.
    Course ID#: 1068323

  • Temperature Considerations for Medical Countermeasures: The purpose of this webinar is to provide public health partners with an overview of the Strategic National Stockpile’s responsibilities for maintaining and distributing cold chain products. It will also explain what the state planning considerations should be for receiving and transporting medical countermeasures (MCM) from the stockpile to local vaccination points.
    Course ID# 1086315

  • Federal Medical Station (FMS) Orientation by the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) webinar now available on TRAIN: The purpose of this webinar is to provide public health partners with an overview of the FMS mission, capabilities, and formulary, as well as an orientation to the 50-bed and 250-bed FMS cache configurations, components of an FMS bariatric kit, and facility and logistical support requirements to successfully conduct FMS operations, and components of an FMS bariatric kit.
    Course ID # 1089208

  • This page last reviewed: May 29, 2020