Archive for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Category
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Event Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
What would you do in the event of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest? With whom would you need to coordinate to continue to provide needed services? NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce a one-day disaster summit to address these types of questions.
Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is where you can spend the day with colleagues from across multiple disciplines to engage one another about disaster planning and response. We will use a magnitude 9 earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone as the scenario for our day’s discussions. Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington State Emergency Management Division, and the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, just to name a few. Librarians, Emergency Responders, Health Care Providers, and others will gather to learn and share and will walk away knowing more about how to foster and improve collaboration for disaster planning and response. (more…)
Friday, January 11th, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013, Noon – 1pm Pacific
Presenters: Jefferson Ketchel, Jennifer Tebaldi, David Kennedy, Robert Howarth, Kimberly Link
Because obvious public health emergencies like catastrophic storms disrupt the daily activities of a health department, leaders and managers often utilize the Incident Command System to organize resources in these situations. But, how do public health leaders determine when a routine incident evolves into a more complicated situation that requires activating the structure? In the January Hot Topics, representatives from state and local health jurisdictions will decsontruct their decision-making processes to activate Incident Command, respond to emergencies, and ensure business continuity. (more…)
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Heritage Preservation has announced Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today - http://www.connectingtocollections.org/courses – a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections. Tailored to meet the needs and schedules of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts. Participants are encouraged to submit specific questions about collections care to ensure that the courses are directly relevant to their needs.
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
One in an ongoing series of reports from our funding awardees. Rudy Hurtado shares what he learned when he was awarded Professional Development funding to attend the Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference in Tacoma.
By Rodolfo (Rudy) Hurtado, Director, Viva Hispanic Foundation NW, Seattle
The incredibly informative Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference included plenary sessions and numerous concurrent workshops, beginning with the very engaging keynote speaker who provided some valuable information and good tips on managing stress. Dr. Grady P. Bray, President of Crisis Human Services, Inc. spoke on the topic “Emergency Response: The Trauma that Does Not Bleed.”
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
Are You Ready? Testing Your Disaster Plan & Furthering Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions To Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections
Will you disaster plan work in a real disaster situation? It’s better to find answers now the after a disaster has occurred! Attend this workshop to help heritage institutions – libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc. – improve disaster preparedness and response for collections. (more…)
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
MyMedList (MML), a new app from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), allows users to electronically manage their medication list(s). Medication lists can be e-mailed or printed, can serve as a reminder for taking medications, or be shown as reference information in doctor’s offices or hospitals. The medications are also linked to the DailyMed mobile site. Past events like Hurricane Katrina have demonstrated that having access to this information during and after a disaster can be crucial.
MyMedList is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
For information about MyMedList and other mobile options from the National Library of Medicine visit NLM’s Mobile Gallery site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/index.html