When medications are delivered to organizations (e.g., businesses and universities) and these organizations in turn give medication to their staff (or students), the operation is a closed POD. (It is called “closed” because, unlike a traditional POD, it is not open to the public.)
The appropriate number of staff for a closed POD depends upon the activities and flow patterns that the closed POD will employ, the number of people to be served, and the timeframe for giving out medication.
POD planning models like the Clinic Planning Model Generator and RealOpt are available to help determine staffing requirements for closed PODs.
Kevin Callen and the folks at C2Logix would like to know about anyone who had any trouble accessing the SNS TourSolver portal in the last few weeks.
Also, if you used the Kitting Form or Vehicle Loading Form, they would like to get your feedback about the forms. Kevin Callen is at KCallen@C2Logix.com.
The NACCHO SNS webpage is featuring reports about alternative methods of dispensing, including home delivery, closed PODs, using community polling sites, and non-linear PODs.