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Disaster Preparedness Classes

Are You Ready? Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Health Information Resources for Families and the Community

In CE development. This class covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for family, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.  Audience: consumers, public and consumer health librarians, pre- hospital responders, health care professionals, first-responders or disaster preparedness administrators.

Disaster Health Information Sources:  The Basics

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery. This interactive, case-based class will cover key sources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), federal and non-federal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information will also be discussed: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/671 and http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html

Disaster Planning in the Library and Beyond

This course has been developed as part of NN/LM’s Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.  The 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.  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://nnlm.gov/training/emergprep/beyond.html

Information Roles in Disaster Management

This course presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. The class also discusses the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on class content through tabletop exercises that simulate disaster scenarios and interactive activities. Participants will also gain knowledge of a range of potential information services they could offer members of the disaster workforce: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/782 and http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_inforoles.html

Packing Your “Digital Go-Bag:” Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly. Just as a responder has a go-bag packed with clothes, flashlight, tools, snacks, etc. ready to go in a disaster, one's mobile device should also be "packed" with apps and information before an event. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this class, instructors will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their personal and professional preparedness strategy: http://cech.mlanet.org/node/879

10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning

This class will teach participants to identify the Ten Steps and using the suggestions in the NN/LM's Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit develop a continuity of service/disaster plan.  They will develop a written procedure for handling emergencies:  http://cech.mlanet.org/node/493 and http://nnlm.gov/ep/10-stepsservice-continuity/

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