*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 […]
Posted on November 30th, 2011 by Dan Wilson | Filed under Miscellaneous
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Here are some of the disaster information outlets offered by DIMRC:
The National Library of Medicine(NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) provides tools & resources around disaster medicine & public health. For daily news bytes, follow DIMRC on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/NLM_DIMRC. If you are looking for a more in-depth review of items, subscribe to the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html
You can find a listing of NLM social media tools on the “Follow, Fan and Connect with NLM” page http://www.nlm.nih.gov/socialmedia/index.html
Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Dan Wilson | Filed under Flooding
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I don’t think of New Mexico as a disaster-prone state, so last week’s FEMA announcement of disaster aid for flash flooding in August caught my attention. Flash flooding, which is defined as a flood developing within 6 hours, is particularly dangerous in desert areas where there is poorly absorbent, clay-like soil (Wikipedia). Here’s some raw video of flooding near Cochiti, New Mexico.
Posted on November 16th, 2011 by Dan Wilson | Filed under Preparedness
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This year we are emphasizing the importance of having a 72-hour kit & plan for all library staff who are part of a service continuity team, because without a plan, staff are more likely to be focused on their needs, or their family’s needs, and not be able to take part in assuring that the library’s core resources and services remain available to your community following a disaster. Earlier this week, I sent a message to our local American Red Cross (ARC) chapter about 72-hour preparedness training opportunities. Here are some of the ARC resources referred to me by Mike Peoples, Preparedness Officer:
Community Disaster Education (CDE) courses through any local chapter. Our CDE training isn’t really based on a pre-disaster count-down as much as the training being centered around working towards being prepared “whenever” a disaster occurs…the training includes discussion of the importance of making a family (or business) communication plan (so that family members have “designated rally points” when something goes wrong – either around the home, community, or wider world. The training consists of a “series” of topics ranging from generic preparedness to event specific topics such as tornados, spring/winter storms, floods, hurricanes, home fires, wild fires, earthquakes, etc.
The “home page” for preparedness information can be found by clicking here.
If there are groups of folks (based on age, location, employment, etc.), someone from that group can contact their local chapter for additional information as well as to set up an actual CDE seminar based on the group’s interest (we’ve done them for businesses, seniors, boy scouts, schools, etc.!)
Here’s a video called “Let’s Make a Kit,” featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, an ARC volunteer:
Posted on October 3rd, 2011 by Dan Wilson | Filed under Preparedness
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When thinking about risk assessment, don’t forget about FEMA’s website that lists federal disaster declarations. Searchable by state, FEMA region, and disaster type, use this information to focus your training efforts and design table-top exercises.
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.
CDC Map showing current incidence of influenza in the U. S.
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.
Library services including disaster planning and preservation, primary areas are Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and New England regions of U.S.