Archive for the ‘Disaster / Emergency Preparedness’ Category
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), March 2015
This one-hour presentation features speakers who discuss strategies to address the unique vulnerabilities of children in every stage of emergency planning. Presenters highlight the strong progress that has been made in pediatric disaster readiness, as well as the collaboration that is still needed between public health professionals and pediatric care providers to improve the outcomes for children during emergencies.
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:00 PM (EST)
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response Learning Office (OPHPR LO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This webinar will introduce frontline public health workers to the high-quality, current trainings that have been assigned one or more of the Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) Core Competencies and/or the Public Health Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities, and focus on the creation of a national emergency preparedness training plan around these competencies using TRAIN. TRAIN is a learning management system offered as a free service of Public Health Foundation and operates through collaborative partnerships with state and federal agencies, local and national organizations, and educational institutions.
Register on TRAIN: https://cdc.train.org/DesktopModules/eLearning/CourseDetails/CourseDetailsForm.aspx?tabid=62&CourseID=1054874&backURL=aHR0cHM6Ly9jZGMudHJhaW4ub3JnL0Rlc2t0b3BTaGVsbC5hc3B4
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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.
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
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!
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/
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
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.