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SNS 100 Series training modules


This tool is a 4-part PowerPoint training program that provides an introduction to the use of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) materials. The visually-appealing presentations are most useful for training individuals with little or no experience in SNS. Local health departments outside of Kentucky should review the materials carefully and make any necessary changes to them so that they are consistent with local and state plans. Each PowerPoint presents a different aspect of SNS.

  1. The first PowerPoint defines SNS and provides a background on the program. It provides an overview of deployment, distribution and state and local responsibilities. 
  2. The second PowerPoint introduces the concept of Points of Dispensing (PODs). It describes when a POD should be opened and  provides an example of a POD flow diagram.  It recommends an Incident Command Structure (ICS) for the organization of POD staff
  3. The third PowerPoint explains  the purpose and functions the Distribution Node where supplies are distributed. 
  4. The fourth PowerPoint introduces the function of a department operations center (DOC) and describes the concept of operations.
The last part of the tool is an Excel spreadsheet that outlines the minimum, recommended, and optional trainings for staff of all levels.


Primary Toolkit:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Influenza Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Strategic Planning


Institutional Author:

Kentucky Department for Public Health





Five most recent user comments

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
SNS 100 Series Training Modules
By Joshua Carlyle
This is a good tool for an initial introduction to SNS.  Those interested in using it should go through it carefully and adapt some of the concepts, terms and processes to match their own state/regional/local jurisdiction plans.

3 Stars of 5 - Useful
SNS 100
By Dana Henderson
Good basic overview of of SNS and public health preparedness response

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
SNS 100 Series training modules
By Deborah Hieronim
Good for basic SNS training.

3.5 Stars of 5 - Useful
SNS 100 Series training Modules review
By Elizabeth Faber
This a basic overview of the SNS system. Some slides are a bit wordy but most pertinent material is included.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
By Teresa Bates
Good tool for training agencies and staff that have have no prior SNS knowledge.

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