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Still Space Available: Free WESTPAS Training Coming to Olympia, WA

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Space is still available in this free WESTPAS workshop, but registration is required (see below).

Mark your calendar now and register for a free 2-part disaster preparedness and response workshop, “Protecting Cultural Collections”, sponsored by the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). This workshop is part of a coordinated regional approach to raising awareness about disaster planning for collecting institutions throughout the Western United States.


Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Resources include:

  • Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
  • Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
  • Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
  • Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment

Access the guide:

Free Training Opportunities From Washington Emergency Management and FEMA

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mitigation is an important part of the Disaster Management Cycle.  Training opportunities throughout Washington State are available in 2013 through the Washington Emergency Management Division and FEMA.  Courses include post-earthquake building inspection (ATC-20) in conjunction with a pre-earthquake building screening mitigation course (FEMA 154).  New this year is a course (E-74) that focuses on non-structural mitigation.  In addition, there is a similar non-structural mitigation course (P767) that is geared specifically toward the health care industry/hospitals. (more…)

Hot Topics In Practice: Strategies For Successful Public Health Messaging

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013


Tuesday, February 19th
Noon – 1pm, Pacific Time

In the age of information overload, how can we encourage people to hear our messages and take action to protect their health?  Who do people listen to during emergencies?  How do public health agencies counter misinformation or explain complex issues?  In the February Hot Topics, communication specialists from Washington State explore these questions and more, addressing how audiences receive messages and what moves them toward action.


NLM’s DIMRC Apps and Mobile Web Pages

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center webpage of Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages was redesigned using responsive web design, which provides an optimal view across a range of devices – PC, tablet or smartphone. The content on the page automatically resizes and adjusts its content to fit the user’s device. NLM also used responsive design for its Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites page.
NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps:

Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake

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…)