Webster University and St. Louis Co. Dept. of Health Need Faculty, Staff and Student Volunteers

| October 2, 2012

Webster University’s Student Health Services and the Public Safety Departments are seeking faculty, staff and student volunteers to assist in efforts to establish an emergency center for distribution of life-saving medication should there be a bio-terrorism attack within the St. Louis area.

Preparing for an Attack: Partnering with the Community

The St. Louis County Department of Health has asked Webster University and several local schools and businesses to establish a “Closed POD” (Point of Distribution) on each business or school site. These Closed PODs would be set up to distribute specific medications from the Health Department to be given to our faculty, staff, students and families to use in the event there is a biological threat to our community.

How You Can Help

We need volunteers to agree to be trained in the distribution process as well as to assist us with many other types of administrative duties associated with this program. The medication is in pill form and is pre-packaged and will be given to our Webster University employees and students to be taken at home. Our volunteers will not be administering the medication.

Oct. 18: Training … and Food!

There will be a training session on campus, Thursday, Oct. 18, in the East Academic Building. We will be offering two training sessions: one in the morning from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m., and a second from noon – 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast will be served for the morning session and lunch will be available for the afternoon session. Volunteers should select either the morning or afternoon training session. The training is focused on distribution of the medications and does not require the trainees to have a medical background.

How to Volunteer

Please email annbrophy26@webster.edu or call Ann Brophy, director of Student Health Services, at 314-246-7422 by Oct. 12, if you would like to volunteer to assist with this life saving program and indicate your preference for the morning or afternoon session. Specific details regarding location and exact training times will be sent to you.

Category: Employee News, St. Louis Campus News

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