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Bio-Pack Toolkit [ HostedVideo, PDF ]
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Prepare for an emergency by equipping first responders with the medication they need to safely respond to a biological incident or other public health disaster. Protect first responders while cutting down on response time.

The Bio-Pack toolkit demonstrates an effective model of medication prepositioning implemented in Montgomery County, MD. It contains a DVD (requires a media player such as Windows Media Player to play) that incorporates a video used to educate first responders and public health staff on the Bio-Pack program. Part II of the DVD (also requires a media player) is for public health staff considering the option of pre-positioning medications for traditional first responders. A guide for local health departments is also included.

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Bio-Pack Toolkit 
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This toolkit showcases Montgomery County, Maryland's innovative Bio-Pack program, which pre-positions medications with first responders prior to a public health emergency. This type of program provides first responders with the protection they need to safely respond to a public health emergency. A video is used to educate first responders and public health staff on the Bio-Pack program.
Bio-Pack Toolkit Part 2 
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This video is for public health staff considering the option of pre-positioning medications for traditional first responders.


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Author: Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center
Related Topics: Mass Medical Countermeasures, Workforce
Suggested Audiences: Health officials, Pharmacist, Planners, Policy makers/analysts
Product PHEP Capabilities: Capability 14: Responder Safety and Health

Goals and Objectives:
• Demonstrate an effective model of medication prepositioning for first responders through bio-packs.
• Highlight challenges of medication prepositioning, including implementation, screening, purchase, storage, and dispensing.