*Selections from over 100 e-sources**Follow NLM_DIMRC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC ****Preformulated PubMed Searches on Healthy People 2020 Preparedness Objectives***Healthy People (HP) is a national health promotion program to improve the health of all Americans. Initiated in 1979 and led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) […]
We have digitized most of the historical articles written for the Journal of the Florida Medical Association. Several of these articles deal with disasters such as hurricanes and epidemics.Here is the link to the full text of this article. I hope you find it interesting. http://home.smh.com/sections/services-procedures/medlib/Medlib_Info/Killer%20'Canes […]
Hi everyone,The Evidence Aid resource page for the Philippines has been updated this week and can be found here: http://www.evidenceaid.org/resources-following-typhoon-haiyan-in-the-philippines/The resources include the following:Evidence Aid Special CollectionsThe following four systematic reviews discuss the health impacts of windstorms and flooding, and w […]
WHAT: Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinarWHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM ETWHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone - please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts. […]
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the following reports today, 11/26/13:ReportsHurricane Sandy Relief: Improved Guidance on Designing Internal Control Plans Could Enhance Oversight of Disaster Funding. GAO-14-58, November 26.http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-58Highlights - http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/659238.pdfNational Preparedness: […]
All,If you want to sign up to receive direct notifications (via Twitter, Facebook and/or listserv) of future events see below.Search/report via our PEOPLE LOCATOR(r) website here: https://pl.nlm.nih.gov/haiyan/.Thanks,Mike GillLost Person Finder Projecthttp://lpf.nlm.nih.gov301-435-3212/desk
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*Selections from over 100 e-sources**Follow NLM_DIMRC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NLM_DIMRC****November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month***Without working infrastructure, medical and public health services and facilities quickly encounter major difficulties in continuing operations. Also, disruptions to food distribution, nuclear p […]
FYI - A person posted this on another listserv, and as others here might find this of interest, here you go............apologies if you have already seen this.APHA's Get your 'Get Ready 2014 Pup-Preparedness' Calendar....The calendar is free to print, and lots of people like cute dog pictures.http://www.getreadyforflu.org/dogphotocontest.htmAl […]
Dear all,The Evidence Aid searchable resources page (www.evidenceaid.org/resources) has been updated with free access to 13 new Cochrane Reviews - the resources include short evidence summaries and links to the full Cochrane Reviews, available free of charge. The 13 reviews are:Antibiotic prophylaxis for preventing burn wound infectionReady-to-use therapeuti […]
Yesterday’s conference, What About the Library? The Value of Libraries Before and After a Major Disaster, was a big success. Speakers included Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, State Library of Louisiana, Kevin Pannell, Emergency Planner for the Virginia Department of Health, and Anna McCray, Deputy Coordinator of Emergency Management for Henrico County. Also included was a table-top exercise facilitated by Dan Wilson.
The conference took place at the Twin Hickory Branch of the Henrico County Public Library. Dan used a quote from a U.S. Forestry Service pamphlet about the hickory tree and used it as an analogy for what we are determined to build across Virginia: “the combination of strength, toughness, hardness, and stiffness found in hickory wood is not found and any other commercial wood.” Christened The Hickory Movement, participants at the conference are encouraged to promote the value of libraries and librarians in emergency preparedness and response activities across Virginia.
The conference was sponsored by the Library of Virginia and funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Human Services, with the University of Maryland Baltimore.
Felicia Yeh, NN/LM SE/A State Coordinator from South Carolina, reports that their Community Disaster Response: the Role of Public Libraries conference was a great success. The conference was held on Tuesday, April 27th, and involved over 70 participants. Guest speakers included Joe Ryan, Project Manager, Hurricane/Disaster Preparedness and Response by Utilizing Florida Public Libraries Project, Rebecca Hamilton, State Librarian, State Library of Louisiana, Dwight McInvaill, Director, Georgetown County Library, and Sam Hodge, Emergency Manager, Georgetown County Emergency Management. Funding for the conference was provided by NN/LM SE/A and was sponsored by several agencies, including South Carolina Emergency Management Division, South Carolina State Library, University of South Carolina, and Richland County Public Library. Felicia stresses that the success of the conference was due to great team responsible for the program and local arrangements. Ruth Riley, Director of Library Services, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, was also instrumental in the program. She will be presenting a poster about the conference at MLA in Washington, DC. Great work, South Carolina!
From Rita Smith, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Mercer University Medical Library:
On April 15th, a full day of emergency preparedness planning was offered to 30 members of GaIN, the Georgia Interactive Network for Medical Information. GaIN is centered at the Mercer University Medical Library in Macon, Georgia, with members representing a variety of healthcare and educational institutions across Georgia, including many small rural hospitals. Carolyn Klatt, the Georgia state coordinator for NN/LM emergency preparedness, led an excellent session on the “10-Step Approach to Emergency Preparedness Planning,” which was followed by an interactive planning scenario and discussion of “buddy” agreements using the Memorandum of Understanding and Mutual Aid Agreements available at the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit website. Participants also received samples of the Pocket Response Plans (PReP) developed by the Council of State Archivists, along with waterproof envelopes in which to store their own plans.
Thanks to an award from the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region, two state coordinators for North Carolina, Melanie Norton and Susan Hardee, organized an emergency preparedness program entitled, “It’s the Big One, Elizabeth!” Helping NC Hospitals Plan for Information Access Following a Disaster. The event was held at two sites (Raleigh and Charlotte) over a two-day period, and featured Dan Wilson teaching “A 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning” and Dr. Barbara Bisset, Executive Director of the Emergency Services Institute WakeMed Health System. Following lunch, participants worked on developing a state-wide mutual aid agreement.
Mary Congleton, the AHEC Librarian at the University of Kentucky Medical Library, taught the “10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning” at the recent meeting of the Kentucky Medical Library Association. She reports that the class was very well-received, and that the participants left with some ideas and tools for helping their libraries become better prepared for emergencies. (Participants also received MLA CE credit for completing the class.) Mary is the State Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness for Kentucky in the Greater Midwest Region of NN/LM. She has been asked to present the class again at the University, helping to spread the word about the importance of looking at risk, developing procedures, and making plans for continuing service to patrons in an emergency. Great work, Mary!
Last week, the South Central Chapter (SCC) of the Medical Library Association held its annual meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dan Wilson and Stacey Arneson were the guest speakers at the final general session. Dan reported on progress made at different regions of NN/LM and Stacey presented on new developments at the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC).
At last week’s annual meeting of the Midcontinental Chapter/Medical Libraries Association in Breckenridge, Colorado, Dan Wilson and the staff of the MCR/NNLM presented a workshop on the 10 steps to service continuity. Dan introduced the concept of service continuity and risk assessment and then each MCR liaison presented a step to the group by going around the room to different tables where participants were seated. (See photos in Picture Gallery.) Feedback about the presentation model was very positive.
Emergency Access Initiative
EAI provides free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public in the United States affected by disasters.
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Creators of the popular Emergency Response & Salvage Wheel and the Field Guide to Emergency Response. Offer many free resources on disaster planning and response. Co-sponsor — with FEMA — of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force.
Current news and resources for preparedness; see especially the “Preparedness, Response, Recovery” section.
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