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Dissemination and Disasters: Using Information to Save Lives

Class Details

This hour-long, asynchronous course will introduce you to the four phases of emergency management. You'll be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine to access life saving information about hurricanes, opioids, radiological incidents, and chemical spills. Specifically, demos of MedlinePlus, DisasterLit, REMM, and WISER will be shown.

This course is offered via NNLM's Moodle learning management system using Articulate Storyline software. The training includes audio, video, and participatory activities to check your learning.

Instructor(s):
Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: 
1
This class is eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

This hour-long, asynchronous course is designed for both public health and emergency preparedness professionals, as well as the information professionals that support them, who are interested in a basic introduction to emergency and disaster management concepts and learning where you can find information resources to both prepare and respond to emergencies that might take place in your community.

Participants will learn about the four phases of emergency management and be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine to access life saving information about hurricanes, opioids, radiological incidents, and chemical spills. Specifically, demos of MedlinePlus, DisasterLit, REMM, and WISER will be shown.

Course last updated April 2019.

Objectives: 

By the end of this training, you will be able to:

1.) Define key terms related to emergency management

2.) Describe the four phases of emergency planning and

3.) Analyze situations and determine the best resource to use to find information