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Volunteer Training

MDA #31 redesigned its volunteer training program in 2008 and welcomed 84 volunteers to at least one of our six sessions. The feedback we received from attendees was insightful: the new training format and materials were very well received, and attendees were eager to move to the next level and practice their skills in drills or exercises! Our training incorporates these suggestions and offers a variety of training opportunities. Some of these venues are designed for first-time attendees, while others afford all volunteers the opportunity to practice in a real world setting.


 

Public Health Preparedness Training

We offer three ways for Windsor and South Windsor residents to receive Public Health Preparedness training.  They are (1) classroom training, (2) satellite broadcasts and (3) online training.  In this and future newsletters we will be alerting you to upcoming training opportunities.  The training opportunities will be organized by category: Classroom Training, Satellite Broadcast and Online Training. Please take advantage of as many training opportunities as you can fit into your schedule.  Remember, the more training you receive the better prepared you are to help your family and your community respond to public health emergencies.

On-line Training

TRAINConnecticut is an online training resource for public health volunteers and professionals. As part of our contract with the State, MDA #31 is required to have all its public health emergency response volunteers register on this website. Doing so allows us to maintain training records centrally. If you have not already registered, please visit http://ct.train.org today.  Step-by-step instructions are available. If you don’t have computer access at home, feel free to ask your local librarian for assistance:

è    Leeann Costello at the Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St, Windsor

è    Gaye Rizzo at the Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St, Windsor

è    Mary Etter at the South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave., South Windsor.

You can search the course database by various criteria including course ID# - here are a few courses you may find interesting:

Course Login and Search http://ct.train.org
Public Health Emergency Preparedness 101 Search on course ID# 1001870 (part one)
Bioterrorism Online Course provided by South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness

Search on course ID# 1003851 (3 hrs)

Point of Dispensing (POD) Staff Orientation – Connecticut

Search on course ID# 1010962
Pandemic Influenza in the Workplace Search on course ID# 1008527 (1 hr webcast)
The POD Game Search on course ID# 1010523 (15-min game sessions)

 


Classroom Training

Volunteer Orientation
An orientation session will be offered in 2012. If you are interested in attending, please contact Allyson Schulz at 860.559.1492.

Smallpox Vaccinator Training
MDAs must be prepared to vaccinate the public against smallpox in the event of a bioterrorist release of this virus. Such an event would be particularly challenging because this disease no longer occurs naturally, so health care providers are not routinely trained in this vaccine. Unlike the influenza vaccine which is given by injection, the administration of the smallpox vaccine is a more complex procedure. The proper reconstitution of the vaccine is vital, and it is administered into the superficial layer of the skin using a bifurcated needle.

MDA #31 needs to train at least 20 of its medical volunteers in smallpox vaccine administration.

The training has two parts: Part One, which must be completed first, is online at https://ct.train.org and takes approximately two hours; Part Two is a two and a half hour face-to-face session, including hands on vaccination practice.  Any and all doctors, nurses, dentists, paramedics, and veterinarians are eligible. The training is free! Please contact Sharon Enot, RN in the Windsor Health Department to learn more 860.285.1824.

 

 


Sattelite Broadcast

These training courses are shown in the Windsor Town Hall, Council Chambers
Registration is not required

None scheduled at this time.
 


Drills and Exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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