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Planning to Attend MLA 2015? Stop by to Hear One of Our Members!

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

We are delighted to announce that one of our Network members will be at the NLM booth at MLA. Claire Joseph of Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY, will be telling her story about the MLA Disaster Information Specialization. We hope you drop by.

Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

The Western Region and Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition would like to invite you to the 2015 Health Coalition Emergency Management Workshop scheduled on May 5, 2015 in Farmington, NY.  The workshop focus is “Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals.”

2015 Health Coalition Emergency Management Workshop: Trauma REACH
Trauma Management for Rural EMS and Community Hospitals
DATE: May 5, 2015 (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
LOCATION: Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack’s Meeting and Conference Center, Farmington, NY
REGISTRATION FEE: $45.00 (includes access to all sessions, certificates, continental breakfast, lunch & breaks)
REGISTER BY: April 20, 2015
Workshop Details & Registration: https://2015t-reach.eventbrite.com
WORKSHOP AGENDA (timeline speakers and topics subject to change)

The overarching goal of the annual Health Emergency Management Workshop is to better prepare hospital and non-hospital response partners in planning, mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made disasters that impact the delivery of health care in a community or impact the environment of care for responders. The focus of the 2015 Workshop is Trauma Management for Rural EMS And Community Hospitals (T-REACH). The goal of the workshop is to enhance knowledge in the management of multi-injured patients and to understand the importance of working as a team of professionals in caring for patients with life-threatening traumatic injuries in the rural EMS setting and community hospitals. Relevant information and stimulated discussions will focus on best practices in the management of trauma/disaster patients.

At this workshop you will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the New York State trauma system and the American College of Surgeons – Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT’s) verification process for NYS
  • Define the “golden period” in trauma care and how transport measures (helicopter and ground transport) are an integral part of the regional trauma system
  • Recognize priorities and protocol shifts in the initial assessment, transport and management of suspected spinal injuries
  • Distinguish characteristics of the pediatric trauma patient
  • Understand preparation needed to respond to Amish or Mennonite scenes and how to interact with “Old Order” communities
  • Appreciate the impact of a natural disaster on the healthcare community through the sharing of best practices and lessons learned from Snowvember 2014
  • Identify regional trauma center resources for continued outreach opportunities

Presented by:

  • Erie County Medical Center – Western New York Regional Trauma Center
  • University of Rochester Medical Center – Kessler Trauma Center
  • Upstate University Hospital – Central New York Regional Trauma Center

Sponsored by:

  • University of Rochester Medical Center – Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
  • New York State Department of Health – Western Region Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition
  • Central New York Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition

In Partnership With: New York State Committee on Trauma

MAR Announces the Winter Issue of the MAReport Newsletter

Friday, March 6th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the new issue of our newsletter, The MAReport. We have a nice range of topics in this issue.  We want to highlight the interesting “Member Spotlight” article by Valli Hoski.

What is Big (Crisis) Data?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Save the Date! NLM’s Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) will have a very special presentation at their April 9th webinar from Patrick Meier, PhD. Patrick is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader on humanitarian technology and innovation.  He will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his recent book entitled “Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.”

Patrick is currently the Director of Social Innovation at QCRI where he both develops and deploys unique next generation humanitarian technologies in partnership with multiple humanitarian groups.  Among his many accomplishments, Patrick co-founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning and served as Director of Crisis Mapping for Ushahidi.  Ushahidi made major contributions during the Haiti earthquake response through deploying its innovative crowdsourcing platform.

Patrick has received a numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including being named as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.  Read more about Patrick at http://irevolution.net/bio

This webinar will be presented live through Adobe Connect and recorded for future viewing.  More information about logging into this webinar will be posted at: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

Teleconference Today—Interested in Leading the Regional Medical Library Program?

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks candidates with experience in program coordination and health information policy for a Supervisory Librarian to lead our Regional Medical Library program.

If you are interested in this position, we strongly encourage you to attend our informational webinar on February 23, 2015 from 3 – 4 pm (ET).

Click here to register

The Head of the National Network Office (NNO) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among libraries in the Network.

The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of biomedical information provision, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for the provision of access to medical information in emergency and disaster situations (national and international).  The Head also advises on public health information policy issues related to programs conducted throughout the Network.

NLM is in the process of transitioning our agreements with the Regional Medical Libraries from a contract funding mechanism to a grant cooperative agreement.  The Head will serve as Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the organizations awarded these cooperative agreements.

As a supervisory librarian at the GS-15 level, the position has a salary range of $126,245-$158,700, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.

NLM will begin accepting applications for this position in early March.  At that time, we will release a second announcement with a link to the actual application.

We hope that you will consider applying for this exciting leadership opportunity.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks Emergency Preparedness Campaign

Friday, February 20th, 2015

March 8, 2015

The American Public Health Association “Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks” campaign provides free emergency preparedness tools and resources to share on social media, your website, or in your community: http://getreadyforflu.org/clocksstocks/

America’s PrepareAthon

Friday, February 20th, 2015

FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division

PrepareAthon! Day of Action is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises. The spring PrepareAthon! Day, April 30th, is approaching.  It will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for six specific hazards: earthquake, flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, and winter storms.

Find ways to participate in a national discussion and set up activities in your community: http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/AmericasPrepareathon

Find information from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center website to support your PrepareAthon! events: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasters.html

Opportunity to Affect the Future of the National Library of Medicine

Friday, February 13th, 2015

You have a unique opportunity to affect the future of the National Library of Medicine. As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires after 30 years as director of NLM, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine.” The group’s charge and members: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02032015_working-group_nlm.htm.

Consider responding to this time-sensitive NIH Request for Information (RFI), soliciting input into the deliberations of the working group of the advisory committee to the NIH Director. This is a very important opportunity to contribute feedback of the value of the National Library of Medicine, and to directly influence the future of this organization.

Your response must be submitted electronically at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=41, and will ONLY be accepted through March 13, 2015.

Please share this information with colleagues and friends who might wish to respond with thoughts about how the NLM, and especially the collections, programs, and resources, have contributed to their research, teaching, education, and professional development.

Disaster Planning in the Library and Beyond

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Presenter:  Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Date / Time:  March 5th / 10 am – Noon (ET)

Registerhttp://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=609

Summary: This class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. It was created to follow the 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning class. Topics include identifying strategies for continuing library services during the emergency; disaster planning models; types of resources available for emergency planning and recovery; relationships with first responders, vendors, and other libraries; and issues related to salvage: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/442 and http://cech.mlanet.org/node/442. 2 MLA CEs.

Governor’s Guide to Mass Evacuations

Monday, February 9th, 2015

This guide was prepared to help governors and other state leaders prepare to play their roles in disaster response in advance of an emergency that involves mass evacuations. The guide covers important elements such as knowing the extent of authority, coordinating with nonprofits and volunteer organizations, establishing shelters, training, and reentry issueshttp://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/GovGuideMassEvacuation.pdf

Samuel Benson

Director of Emergency Management Operations

Emergency Management~Enterprise Resilience

NYU Langone Medical Center

Samuel.Benson@nyumc.org