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MGT-442-1 - Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Train-the-Trainer (MADT) (Program AD)

The Mass Antibiotic Dispensing Train-the-Trainer (MADT) course is a 3 day course designed to prepare state and local public health staff to implement mass dispensing training for their agencies or jurisdictions. The MADT course consists of presentations, group activities, discussions, and supporting materials that will guide the participants through the planning and execution of a course delivery.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

•To identify and discuss major components of training adults and how it differs from pedagogy
•Provide a thorough description of the pre-planning that goes into implementing a MAD course.
•Address the methodologies and techniques for teaching this module.
•To identify effective and ineffective learning objective
•Review the Points of Dispensing (POD) Design & Set-up Activity module highlighting instructor tips, hints, and key transition points.
•Review important factors in the effective presentation of material in front of an audience. Investigate the appearance, audience repartee, and conveyance of effective messaging.

Target Audience/Disciplines
Those responsibility to develop, modify, and/or conduct mass dispensing trainings to state, regional and local partners. This can include, but is not limited to, public health training staff, trainers identified in partner organizations such as Emergency Management, Advanced Practice Centers, Area Health Education Centers, and Centers for Excellence. Personnel assigned to the following positions would best benefit from this course: State / Project Area Training Manager, State / Project area BT Coordinator, State / Project Area SNS Coordinator, Regional Emergency Response Planner / Coordinator, Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) Coordinator, State / Project Area / CRI Public Information / Communications Coordinator, Regional / Local / CRI Planner who plans and coordinates Mass Dispensing activities, and Federal Personnel who would augment or support State / Regional / Local authorities in Training and Dispensing activities.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

Additional Requirements

•Participated in the DSNS Mass Antibiotic Dispensing (MAD) course, or the SNS Preparedness course, or the DSNS Mobile Preparedness Course (MPC)
•Responsibility for SNS training to state, local, or other partners
•A background in public health preparedness, including knowledge of SNS operations, incident command, the National Response Framework (NRF), and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Step 1 (Obtain FEMA SID Number)You will need a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number to apply for CDP training.

    Step 2 (Create CTAS Account)

    Step 3 (Search and Select Offered Training)

    • Search for training on the Resident Training section of the CDP Website.
    • Click the “Register for this Program” button for the desired training program. You will be directed to the CDP Training Registration System (TRS) electronic application site.

    Step 4 (Complete Application)

    • Log in to the CDP TRS with your FEMA SID number and password.
    • If you were directed to TRS from the CDP Website the training program/course information will be pre-populated. If a different program/course is desired, click the link to return to the training calendar.
    • Select up to three preferred training dates then review and complete all required information. Note: Once you have submitted an application in TRS the system will save and pre-populate your application with the information on your previously submitted application.
    • Click the “Review and Submit Application Now” button.

    Step 5 (Review, Finalize and Submit Application)

    • Review summary of application and attach any required documents.
    • Click the “Submit Application” button. You and your supervisor will receive an email confirming your application was successfully submitted. You and your supervisor will receive auto-generated emails with application status updates throughout the remainder of the application process.
    • Your application will be processed by the respective State/Territory/Tribal Training Coordinator and CDP Regional Coordinator. Monitor your email and TRS for updates and application status.

    Who to Contact

    • For training application and related questions or issues contact CDP Student Services at or 866-213-9553.
    • For log in, access and technical system questions or issues contact CDP Help Desk Support at or 866-213-9699. Hours of operation are Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central.
    • If you are unable to apply for CDP training via TRS and need an alternative to apply, contact your respective CDP Regional Coordinator.

    No tuition is charged.

    Course Specifics

    Hours: 24.00
    Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
    Sponsor: DHS-FEMA TEI
    Disciplines: Health Care
    Public Health
    Emergency Management

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